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OCYF Announces Out-of-Home Contract Training
February 3, 2012

The Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) is requesting participation of out-of-home placement private providers and county children and youth agencies (CCYA) during its annual Out-of-Home Placement Training for Maximum Allowable Reimbursement. The purpose of the training is to assist private providers and CCYA in completing pre-contractual documents for determining maximum allowable federal Title IV-E and State Act 148 financial participation.

Day 1 will pertain to entities with the following licensures:
55 PA Code Ch. 3800:  Child Residential Services – Community Based, Institutional Based, Transitional Living, Outdoor Program, Mobile Program, Secure Care, Secure Detention
55 PA Code Ch. 6400:  Community Home Services – Agency/Large Home
55 PA Code Ch. 6500:  Family Living Home Services – Agency

Day 2 will pertain to entities with the following licensures:
55 PA Code Ch. 3130: County Children and Youth Agencies
55 PA Code Ch. 3700: Foster Family Care Agency
55 PA Code Ch. 3680: Private Children and Youth Agencies (Supervised Independent Living)
55 PA Code Ch. 5310: Community Residential Rehabilitation Host Home Services for Children
55 PA Code Ch. 6500: Family Living Home Services – Agency

Training in each region will as follows. Each session is 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Central:        
February 22 and February 23, (maximum capacity: 70)
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program Center
403 E Winding Hill Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Southwest:
February 28 and February 29, (maximum capacity: 70)
Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7
102 Equity Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601

Northwest:    
March 1 and March 2, (maximum capacity: 90)
George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania
233 George Junior Rd, Grove City, PA 16127

Northeast:
March 14 and March 15, (maximum capacity: 80)
Pinebrook Family Services
402 N Fulton St, Allentown, PA 18102

Southeast:
April 4 and April 5, (maximum capacity: 150)
Glen Mills Schools
185 Glen Mills Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Reservations are being accepted. Seats will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis until capacity is reached at each training location. A maximum of two attendees from each entity may be permitted.

OCYF has communicated that it is imperative that representatives attending for either private provider or CCYA are the contacts responsible for completing budget documents or conducting Title IV-E/Act 148 reviews, respectively. OCYF “strongly encourages that the participating providers include an agency fiscal representative and a representative within the agency with the most knowledge on the programs applicable to this review process.”

Reservations can be made by emailing OCYF Contracts Resource Account (ra-ocyfcontracts@pa.gov<mailto:ra-ocyfcontracts@pa.gov) with the following information:

Email Subject: (1) agency name, (2) training location, and (3) number of attendees (one or two).

Email message: (4) name(s) of attendee(s), (5) contact email address(es), (6) day or days
attending for each attendee, and (7) any special accommodations are needed.

OCYF has provided the email for example below:

OCYF Email

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