Pa Family Support Alliance provides education, support, and training programs to make Pennsylvania safe for children.
For all children to grow and thrive free from abuse and neglect.
Adaptive • Agile • Collaborative • Committed • Passionate • Reliable • Responsive • Visionary
1. Expand and diversify programs to meet changing needs in both virtual and in-person environments.
- Grow Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Network by 15% by the end of strategic plan cycle, including at least one CBCAP agency from three new counties
- Introduce a new evidence-based statewide prevention program by FY 2023
- Develop and provide virtual “Mutual Support” networks for parents and special caregiver populations during calendar year 2021
- Institute regular collaborative roundtable forums within CBCAP Network
- Obtain approval from Dept. of Human Services/Office of Children, Youth and Families to offer new version of Mandated Reporter Training (MRT)specifically for law enforcement
- Transition Disclosure and Neglect training to online format
- Prepare and provide professional development for organizational and contracted trainers to confidently engage audiences virtually
- Expand MRT Train the Trainer options to include the Disclosure and Neglect curriculum
2. Demonstrate and validate the quality and value of PFSA’s programs through more sophisticated evaluation efforts.
- Standardize and expedite PFSA program data entry and reporting process through implementation of Microsoft Power BI
- Produce and distribute an outcomes report for Mandated Reporter Training and Families in Recovery programs
- Contract with third-party analytical research service
3. Advance a comprehensive communication and public relation program to promote PFSA’s role as the state’s leading expert in child abuse prevention.
- Implement an annual Program Plan for CBCAP Network and report results
- Publish a “CBCAP: A Year in Review” summary for distribution to CBCAP Network members by end of calendar year 2021
- Institutionalize consistent process for sharing CBCAP agency highlights involving PFSA training/services
- Use communication and public relation metrics to increase PFSA’s reach as a leading expert in child abuse prevention
- Create promotional video that highlights all MRT curriculums
- Create promotional video for CBCAP Network including current member endorsements
- Launch a podcasts series that addresses both prevention and intervention strategies for parents and professionals
4. Increase PFSA’s influence on public policy that advances prevention programs and strengthens PA’s child welfare system.
- Establish relationships with all newly elected state legislators from both parties while educating them about the services of PFSA and the importance of primary prevention efforts
- Identify, engage, and unify the voices of champions within state legislature who will advance child abuse prevention programs and services provided by PFSA
- Customize communication for legislative leaders and their staff on key child abuse prevention efforts and PFSA services
- Leverage social media, communications and public relations efforts for relationship building and to advance our policy agenda
- Increase participation of legislative leadership, in PFSA events, including current administration/cabinet level secretaries
- Reinforce the public policy agendas of other statewide organizations with compatible mission and vision
- Endorse and promote public policy initiatives with systemic implications aligned with PFSA’s mission
5. Deepen PFSA’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice.
- Participate in a formal assessment process to establish an organizational baseline of understanding and application of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices
- Provide education and resources for employees and directors on diversity, equity and inclusion
- Review all programs through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion for potential adjustments and adaptations
- Refine board and staff recruitment process to increase diversity in candidate pools
- Articulate organizational statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ensure all marketing and communications reflect the organizational statement
6. Ensure that PFSA remains competitive, and agile through strong leadership and infrastructure.
- Update organizational design to improve operations by assessing organizational structure, systems and workflow, position responsibilities and lines of authority for decision-making
- Review current salary and benefits to determine alignment with industry standards
- Enhance public recognition of exceptional staff performance through an employee recognition program
- Continue to identify regular professional development opportunities for individuals and staff to increase overall knowledge and skill capacity within the organization
- Increase robust board participation and engagement
- Complete an annual assessment of technology with an accompanying improvement plan to streamline workflow efficiencies
- Assess PFSA’s advancement needs and create a realistic plan that leverages PFSA’s existing strengths and resources in fund development