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DHS News May 2014

Diligent Recruitment efforts target foster families for teens  
DHS continues to move forward with information gathering and planning for implementation of its Diligent Recruiting effort to identify, train and support families who will foster teenagers.

“Be There” campaign honors DHS  
The United Way of Allegheny County’s “Be There” campaign has recognized DHS for its efforts to help reduce chronic absenteeism.

Family Group Decision Making continues alongside Conferencing and Teaming  
As the roll out for Conferencing and Teaming continues, Family Group Decision Making remains the engagement model for some families.

CYF adds new staff and expands some roles
CYF has made some management changes, adding two new positions and expanding the roles of a few existing ones.

DHS rolls out new Learning Management System  
Managing instructional education and trainings at DHS will now be easier, with the implementation of a new Learning Management System.

Kudos: David Augenstene  
Kudos goes to David Augenstene, named a Non-Uniformed Employee of the Year by the Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections.

Kudos: Jean O’Connell Jenkins  
Kudos goes to Jean O’Connell Jenkins, Quality Service Manager in the Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation, who received an award from The Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of UPMC.

Kudos: Erin Williams 
Kudos goes to Erin Williams, Resource Services Specialist, for her work as liaison to the county’s magisterial district judges.



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