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  • Title: Home
    Descriptive info: .. PACTF.. Join the Mailing List.. Working to ensure a safe tomorrow for the children of Pennsylvania.. Home.. About PA Children's Trust.. Overview.. Our Guiding Principles.. We Believe That.. Board.. Strengthening Families.. Grantees.. Get Involved.. Fast Facts.. Child Abuse in Pennsylvania.. Impact of Prevention.. Frequently Asked Questions.. News & Events.. Contact Us.. Friends of Friends.. Face of PA CTF.. QUICKDONATE.. New Supportes.. Mudbrick Creative.. Welcome and thank you for visiting the Pennsylvania Children s Trust Fund and Friends of the Pennsylvania Children s Trust Fund.. The Pennsylvania Children s Trust Fund is dedicated to funding community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs.. Prevention is the best solution for reducing child abuse and neglect and improving the lives of children and families; while preventable, an estimated one million children are confirmed victims of child maltreatment each year in the United States.. The impact of child maltreatment is profound.. Research shows that maltreatment is associated with adverse health and mental health outcomes in children and families, and those negative effects can last a lifetime.. Abuse and neglect have pervasive and long-lasting effects on children, their families and the society.. Adverse consequences for children s development often are evident immediately, encompassing multiple domains including physical, emotional, social and cognitive.. For many, these effects extend far beyond childhood into adolescence and adulthood, potentially compromising the lifetime productivity of abused and neglected victims.. We urge you to get involved today and help us make a difference.. New and Noteworthy.. 2013 Request for Application to be Issued.. The 2013 Children s Trust Fund Request for Application (RFA) will be issued in late February or early March to fund community-based child abuse and neglect prevention  ...   One child abused or neglected is one too many, so we must focus on prevention programs that will help families with the important skills that they need to raise their children in safe and attentive homes, Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary D.. Alexander said.. These grants are about helping to strengthen the family core and the values in raising children.. Selected grantees in 2012 will use evidence- or research-based methods to provide comprehensive support services to pregnant and parenting teens and young adults that will strengthen families and family environments to prevent child abuse and neglect.. Since its inception in 1988, Pennsylvania has continued its commitment to keeping children safe by awarding over $33 million in Children s Trust Fund grants to 262 organizations across the state.. The Pennsylvania Children s Trust Fund is funded through revenue generated from a $10 surcharge on all marriage and divorce applications filed in the state.. For more information, visit.. www.. dpw.. state.. pa.. us.. or call 1-800-692-7462.. Media contact.. : Carey Miller or Donna Kirker Morgan, 717-425-7606.. Editor s Note.. :.. A list of grant recipients is attached.. The grants cover the period of Nov.. 1, 2012, through Oct.. 31, 2015.. Butler County Family Pathways, $120,000.. Delaware County PA Pathways, $120,000.. Indiana/Armstrong County ARIN Intermediate Unit #28, $120,000.. Lancaster County Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit, $120,000.. Montgomery County Pottstown Family Center, $120,000.. Philadelphia County Einstein Healthcare Network, $119,999.. Snyder/Union County -- Union-Snyder Community Action Agency, $120,000.. Somerset County Community Action for Somerset County Partnership, $120,000.. Washington/Greene County Community Action Southwest, $120,000.. ###.. MUDBRICK.. Copyright 2010 © Friends of the Pennsylvania's Children's Trust Fund.. 333 Market Street, 6th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17126, 717-265-8910.. Login..

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  • Title: About PA Children's Trust
    Descriptive info: Children s Trust Fund investments are intended to develop innovative and creative child abuse and neglect prevention programs.. Specific emphasis for funding is placed on primary prevention programs that focus on the prevention of abuse before it occurs for the first time.. Pennsylvania s Children s Trust Fund (PA CTF) was established pursuant to ACT 151 of 1988, the Children s Trust Fund Act.. PA CTF is led by a 15-member Board of Directors and administered by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).. The PA  ...   and nine citizens appointed by the Governor.. The Deputy Secretary for OCDEL under the Departments of Public Welfare and Education serves as the Executive Director to the Board.. The Pennsylvania Children s Trust Fund is funded through revenue generated from a $10 surcharge on all marriage and divorce applications filed in the Commonwealth.. Additionally, gifts, donations, interest and sometime federal funds contribute to our revenue.. Pennsylvania s CTF has been investing in prevention efforts since 1990.. Through 2008 a total of $29,819,001 has been awarded to 234 programs..

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  • Title: Our Guiding Principles
    Descriptive info: We aspire to be a catalyst to influence public policy and to change social attitudes that promote and tolerate violence against children.. We strive to improve the lives of children by initiating prevention programs that strengthen families, build communities and employer individuals to protect and nurture their  ...   of innovative community-based programs, strong leadership, flexibility and diversity.. We recognize our responsibility as stewards of a public trust, never losing sight of children s urgent need to be free from abuse and neglect.. We are passionately committed to ensuring the safety of the children of Pennsylvania..

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  • Title: We Believe That
    Descriptive info: Every child has the right to be safe, nurtured and protected from child abuse and neglect.. Every child should be given the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential by having equal access to Children s Trust Fund projects.. Every child has the right to grow up in a supportive, stable family.. Every community should be trusted and supported to make decisions about services most appropriate for its children and families.. The Children s Trust Fund Board respects the social, economic, cultural and racial diversity of Pennsylvania s communities..

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  • Title: Board
    Descriptive info: Public Board Members: (Governor Appointed).. Mr.. Frank Cervone, Chair of the Board.. Executive Director, Support Center for Child Advocates.. Frank P.. Cervone.. is Executive Director of the.. Support Center for Child Advocates.. , the lawyer pro bono program for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia, Pa.. Previously, Mr.. Cervone was a Staff Attorney at Delaware County Legal Assistance Association and Adjunct Clinical Professor at Villanova University School of Law, where he instructed law students in domestic abuse and child support litigation, and served as counsel for Saint Gabriel s System, an agency providing treatment services for juvenile offenders.. Ms.. Linda Rich, MA, Vice Chair of the Board.. Program Research Director.. Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice.. Department of Emergency Medicine.. Drexel University, College of Medicine.. Linda Rich has over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy, research, health policy analysis and program planning.. She is currently the Director of Research in the Healing Hurt People program at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel s Public Health School.. Her previous work at the Best Practices Institute (BPI) focused on the creation of a training/professional development component to a large-scale community based parenting network; guiding a grant- request and funding process; and establishing an standardized evaluation system for parenting education and support programs using performance measures as evaluation tools.. Rich has worked in a range of non profit organizations in the human services field, as a direct service provider (psychologist) in women s health and mental health settings; in the National Health and Human Services Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts; as a consultant for The Ford Foundation; and for the City of Philadelphia s Office of Children s Policy.. Rich holds a Master s degree in Community Psychology from Temple University and a Bachelor s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.. She has 2 children, a daughter Lindsay, 20 and a son Jesse, 18.. Bruce Clash, Director.. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Pennsylvania.. Susan Eckert.. President, United Way of Lancaster County.. United Way of Lancaster County invites the community to LIVE UNITED through opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer while it seeks to build a strong county by mobilizing the caring power of our community.. Five priority areas have been identified by the Lancaster community.. These are:.. Housing and Homelessness; Early Care and Education; Lifelong Learning and High School Completion; Primary and Preventive Healthcare; and Safety Net for Vulnerable Populations.. Generating more than 12 million dollars annually and engaging as many as 5,000 volunteers, United Way creates lasting change in these priority areas by promoting collaboration, investing in solutions, and partnering with others to produce measurable results.. Previously, Susan was the executive director of the YWCA of Lancaster, recruited students to Vassar and Smith Colleges and taught special needs children.. She received her B.. A.. from William Smith College and M.. Ed.. from Boston College.. She has served as a trustee of Hobart William Smith Colleges, chair of Leadership Lancaster, chair of the Human Relations Commission and board member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry.. She currently is active with Lancaster General on their Foundation Board.. Susan serves on the Leadership Council of the Coalition to End Homelessness and chairs the Prevention Action Team.. Appointed to the Children s Trust Fund by Governor Rendell, Susan has been an advocate for children, education, and women s issues.. Susan and her husband Jerry Eckert, Vice President of Advancement at Millersville University live, in Manheim Township.. They have two sons Andrew a lawyer practicing in West Chester and Tim a graduate student at Millersville University.. Harry Hamilton, Esq.. Attorney at Law.. Harry Hamilton, is an attorney from.. Luzerne.. County.. who served as a Judge Advocate in the U.. S.. Army.. Prior to his service in the armed forces, He played in the National Football League following a stellar collegiate career at.. Penn.. State.. University.. , where he was a pivotal part of the National Championship Team in 1982.. Harry Hamilton joins the PACTF Board having been a champion for children throughout much of his life.. Growing up in a community oriented family, his commitment to children and families has been lifelong.. During a stint in.. Bosnia.. , he had the opportunity to interact with the children of that war-torn region and he realized, despite living in fear, children are children everywhere.. During his NFL career, Harry founded Project H, a group geared towards providing baskets of food to families during the holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas.. While at.. , he devoted countless hours to the early growth and program development of his coach s Second Mile program.. Prior to going to college,.. Hamilton.. volunteered to go into inner city schools to serve as a role model for younger children.. These programs continue to bring hope, light and laughter to children.. In addition to serving on the board of the Children s Trust Fund,.. continues to volunteer his time to help children and families through a number of organizations and agencies in his home town.. He has championed causes that benefit children and protect their interests in several areas, especially those children who are underserved  ...   which Moul serves include Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, and Tourism and Recreation Development where he is a member of the Subcommittee on Travel Promotion, History and Heritage.. Moul also serves on the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.. Prior to being elected to the House, Moul spent 20 years as owner operator of his own real estate management and renovation business.. Before that he worked in the sales division of Hanover-based Utz Quality Foods.. A lifelong resident of Adams County, Moul is a graduate of New Oxford High School and he studied finance at York College.. He is an active member of People Who Care Inc.. , a non-profit charitable organization in Adams County dedicated to helping people in their time of need.. Moul and his wife Lori live in Conewago Township, Adams County.. They have two daughters, Alexis and Emily.. Honorable Kim Ward.. 39th District.. Kim Ward is a native southwestern Pennsylvania resident who grew up in Meadowlands, Washington County.. Her father, Roger, was a machinist and union member.. Her mother, Joanna, has worked in social services for 35 years.. Prior to her election in 2007 as a Westmoreland County Commissioner, Kim served as a Hempfield Township supervisor from 2002 to 2007, and served as chairwoman the last three years of her term.. She was the first Republican to be elected to that board in over 20 years.. She is a member of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, Women s Leadership Council, Women s Professional Business Association of Latrobe and the NRA.. She was the first woman elected to the 39th Senatorial District seat.. Kim graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School and attended Allegheny County Community College, the University of Pittsburgh and Middle Tennessee State University.. She is a board certified respiratory therapist.. In addition to her public service, Kim is an active member of Our Lady Grace Catholic Church in Hempfield Township and has previously served on the fundraising event committees for numerous charities.. Kim served as the Director of Governor Mark Schweiker s Southwest Regional Office, was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to serve on the Post Secondary Education Commission, and presently serves on the leadership committee of the Pennsylvania Republican Party.. Honorable LeAnna Washington.. 4th District.. LeAnna M.. Washington s election to the Pennsylvania State Senate on May 17, 2005 in a special election was the beginning of a new chapter in the life of this dedicated public servant as a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.. Washington first sought political office in November 1993 in a special election for a House seat in the 200th Legislative District.. She won that seat by an overwhelming margin.. The following year, in November 1994, Washington ran again for the seat and won by a wide margin.. Her constituents returned her to office for six consecutive terms.. In 2004, Washington had an opportunity to test the political waters again when she sought a seat in the 4th Senatorial district that became vacant.. In May 2005, Washington won the special election for a seat in the Pennsylvania Senate with unprecedented voter support.. She soundly defeated her opponent, winning by more than a 5-1 margin.. Washington, whose 4th Senatorial district covers parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, was sworn into office on June 17, 2005.. Washington has been a pivotal political force in the community for more than two decades.. She works tirelessly for communities throughout the region.. She listens and then she acts.. Honorable Katharine Watson.. 144th District.. First elected to serve the residents of the 144th Legislative District in 2000, Rep.. Katharine M.. Watson continues to bring to Harrisburg what many consider the best preparation and experience a lawmaker can have: working with constituents at the local level through her township, school board and county positions.. During the 2013-14 legislative session, Watson serves as the chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee and is working to enhance the protection of Pennsylvania s children.. She also maintains her assignment on the House Transportation Committee this term.. Her legislative priorities include health care and prescription drug affordability; improving highway safety and transportation; quality education for all children; access to quality care services for older Pennsylvanians; and children s issues including adoption and protection.. Most recently, legislation she authored to update the state s teen driving law was signed into law as Act 81 of 2011.. As a state lawmaker, Watson draws on the wealth of knowledge gained from her experience working in Bucks County government, first as director of public information and later as deputy administrator overseeing many daily operations and special projects and initiatives of the county commissioners.. She also served her community as a township supervisor and as a member of the Central Bucks School Board.. A 34-year resident of Warrington Township, she also created and served as the first director of the Bucks County Highway Safety Program.. Her educational background includes a bachelor s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and master s program studies in secondary counseling and guidance at Villanova University.. Katharine Kathy Watson and her husband, James, reside in Warrington Township, Bucks County, and have one adult son, Derek..

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  • Title: Strengthening Families
    Descriptive info: Across the country, early care and education programs, child welfare departments, and others are using the Strengthening Families approach to build five Protective Factors in families:.. Parental resilience.. Social connections.. Knowledge of parenting and child development.. Concrete support in times of need.. Children s social and emotional development.. Research shows that these factors reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect by providing parents with what they need to parent effectively, even under stress.. By building relationships with families, programs can recognize signs of stress and build families Protective Factors with timely, effective help.. This breakthrough strategy for dealing with child neglect and abuse shows great promise because:.. The Protective  ...   and systems that already exist in every state, such as early childhood education and child welfare, at little cost.. Strengthening Families has widespread support from social science researchers, state child welfare officials, early childhood practitioners, and policy experts.. Currently, the Strengthening Families approach is being applied in 36 states.. Early childhood educators want to strengthen families: a National Association for the Education of Young Children survey shows that 97% want to do more to prevent maltreatment.. Although Strengthening Families was developed in early care and education programs, partners in a large variety of settings working with many different populations are exploring ways to apply the approach.. For More Information:.. pa-strengthening-families.. org..

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  • Title: Grantees
    Descriptive info: PA CTF investments focus their program on primary and/or secondary child abuse and neglect prevention.. Primary and secondary prevention services are those that prevent the first occurrence of child abuse and neglect and are geared to either the general public or to families who are considered at-risk of abuse and neglect.. Tertiary prevention services are those that are intervention-based or treatment services where abuse has already occurred.. These are not eligible for funding through the Pennsylvania Children s Trust Fund.. Organizations may request up to $120,000 over a three year period - $40,000 each year to enhance abuse and neglect prevention work in their communities using the Strengthening Families Protective Factors framework developed  ...   state or federal sources.. Half of the total match must be cash.. The balance may be either cash or in-kind.. The PA CTF fiscal year runs from November 1 through October 31.. Current CTF Grantees.. Round 21: November 1, 2011 - October 31, 2014.. /Assets/Round 21 CTF grantee program summaries.. pdf.. Round 20: November 1, 2010 - October 31, 2013.. /Assets/Round 20 CTF grantee program summaries.. Past CTF Grantees.. Round 19: November 1, 2008 - October 31, 2011.. /Assets/Round 19 CTF grantee program summaries.. Round 18: November 1, 2007 - October 31, 2010.. /Assets/Round 18 CTF grantee program summaries.. List of Additional Past CTF Grantees.. For all PA CTF grantees from 1990-2006,.. click here..

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  • Title: Get Involved
    Descriptive info: There are many ways that you can make a difference.. in the prevention of child abuse and neglect in your community.. Donations make it possible for us to serve more children and families, but there are many other options to become involved.. Learn about what is happening in your community to support Children Youth agencies.. Learn about  ...   Visit our partner sites and learn about their important work.. Volunteer.. Take the time and view the.. Precious movie trailer.. Donate!!!.. You may make a quick donation on the home page or mail donations to:.. Friends of the Pennsylvania Children s Trust Fund.. Office of Child Development and Early Learning.. 333 Market Street, 6th Floor.. Harrisburg, PA 17126..

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  • Title: Fast Facts
    Descriptive info: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Annual Child Abuse Reports.. The Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) requires that every year the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) report to the Governor and General Assembly on the problem of child abuse in the Commonwealth.. This annual report provides information on the  ...   Pennsylvania who were reported as victims of suspected abuse and neglect.. Please take some time to view the most recent report from 2010:.. http://www.. us/ucmprd/groups/webcontent/documents/report/p_011342.. PA CTF Biennial State Plan (2010-2011).. /Assets/2010-2011 CTF Biennial State Plan FINAL.. 2010 PA CTF Annual Report.. /Assets/2010 CTF Annual Report FINAL..

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  • Title: Child Abuse in Pennsylvania
    Descriptive info: According to the data published in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania s Department of Public Welfare s 2009 Annual Child Abuse Report, children in the Commonwealth are being victimized and the facts are shocking.. Approximately 9 out of every 1,000 children living in Pennsylvania were reported as victims of suspected child abuse in 2009.. Abuse was substantiated for approximately one out of every 1,000 children.. 43 children died as result of abuse or neglect in 2009.. By definition, these reports are classified as.. founded.. ,.. indicated.. or.. unfounded.. Founded.. cases are those where there is a judicial adjudication that the child was abused.. Indicated.. cases are those where a county agency or regional staff has found abuse has occurred based on medical evidence, a child protective service investigation or an admission by the perpetrator.. Cases classified as either.. are.. substantiated.. instances of child abuse or neglect.. If a case is determined to be.. , there  ...   children listed as abuse victims was 3,777 as a result of some children being involved in more than one incident of abuse.. Sexual abuse was involved in 51 percent of all substantiated reports.. Of the substantiated reports for abuse, the living arrangement of the child at the time of abuse was highest for children living with a single parent.. Additionally, of all of the 3,943 substantiated reports, 61 percent of the perpetrators had a parental or parental-like relationship to the child (mother, father, stepparent, paramour of a parent).. A more in-depth look into the substantiated abuse reports reveals troubling and disturbing data.. Some of the most glaring statistics are as follows (only substantiated reports were considered):.. 1,843 sexual assault reports.. 363 reports of rape.. 195 reports of incest.. 468 children had bruising resulting from abuse.. 173 suffered lacerations or abrasions.. 130 had abuse cause a bone fracture.. 67 children were burn or scalding victims..

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