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2022 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting - Register Now!


  • Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 9 a.m. – Thursday, January 27th, 2022 noon


Penn Stater Conference Center

215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

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Dear Colleagues,

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 2022 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting, which will be held on January 26-27, 2022. The meeting will be held in person, with a virtual option. SWAN affiliates are required to attend statewide meetings, whether in person or virtually. There will not be a traditional matching event this year, but there will be tables available for agency displays and a virtual event later in the year. We also invite and encourage each county children and youth agency to attend, including caseworkers, supervisors and administrators.

The morning presentation for the 2022 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting will be “Partnering for Permanency: Engaging Youth and Providers,” by Denise Goodman, Ph.D. Ms. Goodman has 40 years of child welfare experience and currently serves as President of the Board of the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). Her presentation will focus on the critical need to engage providers and youth in achieving permanency, as well as strategies to connect, engage and build relationships that promote permanency. Participants will be re-energized to continue their permanency work.

Following the general session, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive agenda of seven concurrent sessions in the afternoon, and six concurrent sessions the next day. Please review the session descriptions accompanying the invitation. 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 will also issue certificates of training that can be credited toward the 20 hours of annual training required for all county children and youth caseworkers.

We look forward to seeing you as we continue to network for permanency on behalf of Pennsylvania’s children.


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