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RCPA Children’s Division

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The next RCPA Children’s Committee meeting, originally scheduled for October, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 21, due to the OMHSAS Central Region IBHS Training. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, many members will need to attend the IBHS sessions.

The meeting on November 21 will have the Steering Committee from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, followed by the Children’s Committee meeting in the afternoon, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. The invitation for this November meeting will be forthcoming. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding. Please contact Jim Sharp, RCPA Children’s Division Director, with any questions.

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It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Robena Spangler will be leaving her position as Director of the RCPA Children’s Division. Mixed, as we are so appreciative of the accomplishments Robena has made in this role and on behalf of the members, but also glad for her in her continued career and professional growth. Robena will be assuming the role of Director of the Bureau of Children and Family Services within the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF), Department of Human Services (DHS).

Robena has had many accomplishments since joining RCPA, which include:

  • Diversification and growth of the division into all aspects of children’s services
  • Expansion of the Children’s Steering Committee to cover all ages and the full array of children’s services
  • Development of key work groups, including:
    • Children in Congregate Care with complex medical and behavioral health needs;
    • Early Intervention/Infant Mental Health;
    • School-Based Behavioral Services; and
    • Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS).
  • Led the partnership effort with Relias Learning to extend trainings to RCPA members
  • Improved cross-systems collaboration on behalf of RCPA members with ODP, OMHSAS, and OCYF

Robena’s final date with RCPA will be February 28 and she will assist RCPA in the transition during that time.

Please join me in congratulating Robena in taking on this exciting new challenge and opportunity and we look forward to working with her in this new role.

The opportunity to work with RCPA’s children’s services providers has been my pleasure and has taught me valuable lessons about promoting the interests of others and provided opportunities for professional growth. My passion for leadership was appreciated by some of the hardest working, most dedicated group of professionals in the field of human services. Thank you for your trust in me.” – Robena

– Richard S. Edley, PhD
RCPA President & CEO

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RCPA members who provide children’s services rely on RCPA and its capacity to understand the business of providing an array of unique services intended to meet the needs of the children, youth, and families in PA. The scope of services provided by over 125 child-serving agencies presents opportunities to collaborate, prioritize, and address issues that have an impact on service delivery, planning, policy, licensing, and regulation.

The RCPA Children’s Division and its members remain committed to the work done through the Children’s Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is a group of 12–15 leaders from member agencies who dedicate time away from the work they do every day in order to participate in the development and oversight of the division’s priorities. Currently, we are seeking interested members to replace openings on the committee.

If you are interested, please submit a brief Letter of Interest that outlines your desire/interest to serve on the Steering Committee and a summary of your work experience that you believe qualifies you as a subject matter expert for working with children, youth, and families. We strive to have a diverse group to include leadership in finance, service provision, supervision (both administrative and clinical), and business planning. It is important to recognize each member’s uniqueness and how it can help to advance the goals and objectives of the committee.

Please submit your Letter of Interest via email to Robena Spangler and our Co-Chairs Tammy Marsico and Garrett Trout. We want to thank all of you for your interest and ongoing support of the Children’s Division.