Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
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State College, Pennsylvania 16803
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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 2023 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting, which will be held in person January 25-26, 2023. SWAN affiliates are required to attend statewide meetings. There will be a traditional matching event this year, held the evening of Wednesday, January 25. We also invite and encourage each county children and youth agency to attend, including caseworkers, supervisors and administrators.
The morning presentation for the 2023 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting is titled “Overview of the National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC),” and will be presented by Ryan Hanlon and Nicole Davi from the National Council For Adoption (NCFA), and Stephanie Hodge Wolfe. This presentation will orient the audience to the new NTDC for foster and adoptive parents, including how it was formed, the pilot sites that participated, and feedback from the evaluation of the piloted curriculum. Participants will be able to describe how the curriculum can be used to train foster and adoptive parents and support permanency; apply knowledge of the NTDC to practice with families formed through foster care and adoption; and explain options for curriculum accessibility, modification, and delivery, to meet the needs of children, youth, and families.
Following the general session, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive agenda of six concurrent sessions in the afternoon, and seven 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.
To register, click on the link below. We look forward to seeing you as we continue to network for permanency on behalf of Pennsylvania’s children.
Penn Stater Reservations: To make a hotel reservation at the Penn Stater Conference Center, call 1-800-233-7505* or go to: www.pennstatehotels.com. Group code is SWAN23A. (*The hotel is closed December 19 - January 4. Reservations are to be made online during this timeframe.) The rate is $108.00 plus tax. Reservation deadline is January 6, 2023.
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