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History of FCU

An important part of Pennsylvania's family engagement effort is the development of a parent advisory board, Families and Communities United (FCU). FCU was formed in August of 2010 to bring together parents formerly involved in the child welfare system with youth, child welfare practitioners and policy makers to advocate, educate, support and empower individuals involved with family service systems to be resources for themselves and their communities.

FCU Goals

The goals of the committee include:

  • Pennsylvania will have a strong parent advisory committee for child welfare;
  • Pennsylvania will have child welfare mentorships where parents previously involved in the child welfare; system providing one to one support to current parents receiving services;
  • Local and state child welfare professionals will support parent engagement;

Meeting Minutes

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November 2011