Pa. State-of-Child Welfare report on Smart Talk

  • Scott LaMar
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Airdate: Monday, December 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on everyone, but especially on vulnerable children.

The Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children annual State of Child Welfare Report showed declines in the number of child abuse or neglect reports and children in the foster care system. However, the numbers are from 2020 during the height of the COVID pandemic when there were stay-at-home orders and many kids weren’t seeing teachers or medical professionals as often.

With that in mind, what to take away from the report is a bit of a challenge but PPC has some recommendations.

We’ll discuss them and the report on Monday’s Smart Talk with Kari King, President and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.


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