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Hello Baby Prevention Model and Program Supports Parents of New Babies

New information added September 2023. Hello Baby is designed for parents of new babies in Allegheny County to strengthen families and improve children’s outcomes. The approach is supported by a predictive risk model that uses integrated data to identify the highest need families.

Do Family Support Centers Reduce Maltreatment Investigations? Evidence from Allegheny County

The Center for State Child Welfare Data analyzed Allegheny County data to explore whether the presence of a Family Support Center in a neighborhood is associated with lower child welfare […]

Conferencing and Teaming in Allegheny County: Participant Experience Update

Conferencing and Teaming is the Allegheny County Department of Human Services’ practice model designed to engage child welfare participants, and their natural supports, in a process of family strengthening through […]

An Evaluation of the Family Support Center Network

An evaluation of 25 Allegheny County Family Support Centers looked at the operation and impact of individual Centers as well as the network as a whole, in five specific areas: […]

Conferencing and Teaming – Participants’ Perspectives and Satisfaction

More than 200 families were interviewed about their experience with Conferencing and Teaming meetings.  Although most responded positively to the meeting process, only about two-thirds reported that the meeting resulted […]

Parents Raising Safe Kids: An Assessment of the Impact of the ACT Against Violence Program Curriculum

The Parents Raising Safe Kids curriculum was developed by the American Psychological Association and implemented nationally in an effort to teach positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers. Offered locally […]

The Bridge to Home: The Allegheny County Jail Collaborative’s Family Support Initiative

This report and accompanying video describe the Allegheny County Jail’s Family Support Program, implemented in 2009 as a key strategy of the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative’s Reentry Program Click to […]

Natural Supports: A Scan of Current Use and Future Opportunities

Natural supports are those family members, friends and community members who enhance our lives and support us in achieving our goals.  The use of natural supports is becoming more common […]

Family Group Decision Making: A Quantitative Analysis of the Impact on Out-of-Home Placement

Family Group Decision Making (FGDM), an intervention designed in New Zealand to improve safety and permanency for maltreated children, was implemented in Allegheny County in 1999.  From 2001 through 2010, […]

An Examination of Training for Family Support Center Staff

Family Support Center staff are required to meet hourly training goals each year, in addition to maintaining certifications for specific positions.  This training is primarily provided by the University of […]