Integrated Children's Services

The Department of Human Services is taking a comprehensive approach to serving children, birth to 21 years of age, through programs that focus on long-term prevention, early intervention and services that support family stability, child safety, community protection and healthy child development. This comprehensive approach began in June of 2004 with the development of the Integrated Children's Services Plan.

Integrated planning calls for all child-serving systems within a county to plan together for one system in which appropriate services can be accessed regardless of what "door" a child may initially enter. This planning process is an integral first step toward building a holistic approach to servicing the individual and family.

PA ChildStat Community Level Outcome Indicators

Bulletins available from the Bulletin Search page:

  • Integrated Children's Services Plan FY 2011-12 (search for Bulletin #OA-10-01)
  • Child Welfare Needs Based Budget  Bulletin FY 2010-11 (search for Bulletin #3140-10-02)

The links below will also provide more information on the Integrated Children's Services Plan.