The 20th Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare's Office of Children, Youth and Families, focuses on ways families and professionals from all aspects of the child welfare system can support one another and work together to achieve permanent connections for all children and youth.
At the conference, Supervising Attorney Jennifer Pokempner will receive the "Permanency Advocate Recognition" award for her contributions to promoting permanency for Pennsylvania's children.
On the second day of the conference, Staff Attorney Emily Keller will co-present the workshop "Youth in Transition: Tips, Tools and Techniques" with Justin Lee of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center. The workshop will educate participants on the newest laws (including Fostering Connections) and court rules impacting older foster youth as well as strategies to engage youth in planning and advocacy.
To register for the conference, visit www.diakon-swan.org or download the conference brochure and registration form.