State Roundtable Reports
2017 State Roundtable Report
Over the past 10 years, the Permanency Practice Initiative (PPI) has been transforming child welfare practices across Pennsylvania. At the 2017 State Roundtable (SRT), the success of the PPI was celebrated and the workgroup disbanded. In its’ place, the SRT accepted the recommendation to implement the Family Engagement Initiative (FEI). The FEI will take child dependency practice to a new level by focusing on enhanced legal representation, creating lifetime supportive networks for children/families through Family Finding and creating immediate family engagement via Rapid Crisis Response Family Meeting (in addition to the PPI elements). The report also identifies the required elements for Best Practice in Crisis/Rapid Response Family Meetings. To learn more, please read the 2017 PPI State Roundtable report by clicking the picture on the right.
2016 State Roundtable Report
In May 2016, the Pennsylvania State Roundtable unanimously adopted the Permanency Practice Initiative (PPI) Workgroup report and recommendations. The Workgroup unveiled the document 10 Keys to a Successful Children’s Roundtable for use in counties across the state. An overview of PPI county data is included in the report along with recommendations for family engagement and planning best practices. Click the picture to the right to view the full report.
2015 State Roundtable Report
In May 2015, the Pennsylvania State Roundtable unanimously adopted the Permanency Practice Initiative (PPI) Workgroup report and recommendations. In summary, those recommendations focused on evaluating the practice elements of the PPI, specifically, family engagement and strength-based practice training for providers and communities. Additionally, the Workgroup was tasked with expanding the PPI by offering counties the opportunity to PPI Phase 5. Finally, over the next year, the Workgroup was tasked with strengthening Local Children’s Roundtables through the development and implementation of a tool, 10 Key Components to a Successful Children’s Roundtable. Click the picture to the right to vidw the full report.