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The Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF); the prime contractor for the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN); and the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center’s Independent Living Project (IL) are pleased to announce the agenda for the 2018 SWAN/IL Spring Quarterly Meetings. They will be held in March and April throughout the state; please see the registration form for dates and locations. SWAN affiliates are required to attend quarterly meetings. We also invite and encourage each county children and youth agency to attend, including caseworkers, supervisors and administrators.
The morning general session of the 2018 SWAN/IL Spring Quarterly Meetings, “Raising Our Empathy IQ,” will be a collaborative presentation between the SWAN prime contractor and IL. The session will discuss how child welfare professionals can develop, build and maintain empathy and listening skills to better engage and serve clients in today’s climate.
Following the general session, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive agenda of four concurrent afternoon sessions. Please review the session descriptions accompanying the registration form. Approval of continuing education credit provided through co-sponsorship with the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a Pennsylvania preapproved provider of social work continuing education, is pending. The SWAN prime contractor also will issue certificates of training that can be credited toward the 20 hours of annual training required for all county children and youth caseworkers.
To register, click on the links below. We look forward to seeing you as we continue to network for permanency on behalf of Pennsylvania’s children.
Carrie Keiser, Supervisor
SWAN/IL Unit, Division of Programs
Department of Human Services/OCYF
Jarrod E. Leo, Senior Vice President Finance
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
SWAN Prime Contractor
cc: Brenda Lawrence, M.S.W., Family Design Resources and SWAN Program Administrator
Scranton - March 28, 2018 - Radisson Lackawanna Station
Clarion - April 4, 2018 - Park Inn
Monroeville - April 5, 2018 - DoubleTree by Hilton
Lansdale - April 18, 2018 - Holiday Inn Lansdale
Philadelphia - April 19, 2018 - Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
Enola - April 24, 2018 - Conference Center at Central Pennsylvania College
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