Register Today for the PCCYFS Annual Conference

PCCYFS is presenting its 2020 Conference in a virtual environment on September 1-2. Don’t miss the learning, resources and online networking opportunities! Register today at

Snapshot of Sessions

• Radical Social Work
• Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP)
• CSEC Clients in Residential Treatment
• Trauma-Informed Care: Meet the Family First Mandate
• Expressive Writing
• Education Data Collection
• Enhancing Staff Morale, Retention & Quality of Services
• Transgender Clients and the Mental Health System
• Home-Based Family Recovery Program
• Older Youth in Foster Care (C.A.R.E.)

Special Guest Speaker
Kerry Benninghoff, Majority Leader, PA House of Representatives

Speaker Bio

Registration Fees
PCCYFS Members: $175
Public/Non-Members: $250

Please contact to inquire about hosting your own virtual exhibit booth with the conference.

PCCYFS Annual Conference 2020
Lighting a Brighter World for Children
Sept. 1-2, 2020 in Harrisburg

Two days, two Keynote presentations,
and countless opportunities for learning and fun!
IMPORTANT: Workshop Selection Process

After PCCYFS receives your online registration, each attendee will receive (via his/her specific email provided) an attendee ID number/code and an online survey link. Each registered attendee then clicks to complete the survey, where s/he will enter the specific ID number/code and selects his/her workshop preferences. This is to avoid overbooking any particular session.

About our Keynote Speakers

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

PCCYFS has streamlined all of our Annual Conference marketing opportunities into convenient, affordable packages! A fresh blend of print ads, online presence and exhibit tables have been combined into simple, yet comprehensive, opportunities for maximum brand exposure. We are only offering 15 sponsorship slots, in order to focus on the quality of attendee engagement over having a large quantity of exhibit tables. All of the tables are located in the main hotel hallway areas directly by the meetings rooms, where other hotel visitors will also surely see your message. PCCYFS will also be conducting a game that encourages conference attendees to visit as many sponsors as possible, in order to increase their odds of winning an awesome prize!

Please contact Karen Seeber at to reserve your sponsorship package today. PCCYFS is glad to work with sponsors about customizing their selected package, as we understand that various organizations have different methods of reaching and engaging their target audiences for making a memorable first impression.

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PCCYFS provides a diverse range of membership services include advocacy efforts to influence public policy, regulatory, and practice requirements and the public funds needed to support the delivery of quality services.

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Our statewide network of private providers is as diverse as the services they deliver to respond to the complex needs of children, youth and their families.

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View our library of best-practice documents, bulletins, articles and resource references. Become a member today for full access to our full library of resources.

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PCCYFS sponsors a variety of opportunities for peer support, collaboration with state and county colleagues and solution focused discussions with other stakeholders.

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The mission of PCCYFS is to

“Improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania's children, youth, and families who are at risk by supporting and promoting an accessible service delivery system within our communities”.

The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services is a statewide organization of private agencies. Our members are the service providers who provide the direct "hands-on" programs and supports needed to achieve and maintain permanency and safety for children and youth and stability for families. They share a commitment to child safety and community protection related to rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.

The safety and well-being of Pennsylvania's children and their families have long been held as priorities by private agencies who share a deep commitment to keeping children safe, families strong, and communities involved.

Meeting these policy mandates requires adequate and appropriate public funding. Advocacy efforts focus on these issues.


PCCYFS is committed to vigorously representing the interests of private providers as well as the needs of the children, youth and families they serve. Our strategic plan addresses two priority areas:
1. Influencing public policy and the funding environment
2. Providing a responsive array of quality membership services and support
Membership services reflect the diversity of services offered by our members!

Services provided by our member agencies range from prevention focused, in home services to foster and campus based residential and residential treatment services. Many members also have strong behavioral health and educational components incorporated into their array of services and supports. All strive to maintain high standards of practice. The diversity of our members has increased in recent years, as have the issues specific to the services provided and the complexity of the children and families served.

Information, advocacy & professional developemnt/training offered by PCCYFS mirrors expansion of challenges.

Become a Member Today!