Child & Family Committee

The Child and Family Committee works to encourage service systems and professionals to assist children, adolescents, and families to build on their strengths and develop skills and knowledge to cope effectively with stress and adversity (resiliency) so they can live, play, and work in their communities (recovery). The Committee also develop best practice guidelines for agencies serving children and families. It has developed the Resiliency and Recovery Brochure, Resiliency/Recovery CrosswalkGuidelines for Developing Resiliency for Children and Families, and Resilient Kids & Families documents. To learn more about the Child and Family Committee, click here.

In 2018, the Child and Family Committee also had the opportunity to partner with Project Launch, a collaborative that promotes wellness in children. After working together for several months, the groups created these great resources. The posters have been displayed in UPMC pediatric facilities, family support centers, and wellness centers in public housing buildings across Allegheny County. The poster and corresponding packet were designed to promote mental health alongside physical health for resiliency and wellness in children and families.

 

Child & Family Co-Chairs:

Carsten Thomas

Kelly DiNapoli

 

Meetings:

2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am

Panera Bread, 3401 Boulevard of the Allies

 

Committee Agenda: