CYS Additional Links & Resources

Helpful Resources
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health - Mission is to promote healthy lilfe styles, prevent injury and disease and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens.
  • Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) - Provides up-to-date information on traffic and crime initiatives, explains the services PSP provides to the public and other law enforcement partners and offers safety tips for you and your family.
  • Keep Kids Healthy - A pediatricians guide to your children's health and safety. 
  • Children's Safety Zone - Offers safety tips for the swimming pool, holidays, using 911 and CPR.
  • Kids Health - Knowledge, advice and comfort for parents.  Homework help and how the body works for kids.  Answers, advice and straight talk for teens.
  • Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board (YAB) - The purpose of the YAB is to educate, advocate and bring about positive change in the substitute care system.  Goal is to represent the voice of older system youth and work with others to achieve positive change.
  • Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) - Is both a broad-based cooperative effort and a centralized information and facilitation service funded and overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education  - Mission is to assist the General Assembly, the Governor, the Secretary of Education and Pennsylvania educators in providing for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of education.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education (PaTTAN) - Mission is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.
  • Foster Club - National Network for Young People in Foster Care 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - State level organization of approximately 2200 pediatricians who are dedicated to promoting the health and well being of children and the value of pediatric practice.
  • Spark Action- brings together the latest news, stories and tools from across the child and youth field so you can get informed and take action on the issues that matter most to you.
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) - Mission is to serve as the nation's resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children.  The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) - Mission is to assist the court in determining what is in the best interest of abused and/or neglected children whose cases are within the court system.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - find national network of local crisis centers.
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General- Tools for kids, parents and schools - such as "Operation Safe Surf" and "Truth and Choices"
  • Safe Kids USA- Preventing injuries: at home, at play and on the way
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Driving and vehicle safety
  • Look Out For Child Abuse - Penn State / Hershey - Dickinson School of Law  - Web site is designed to be a repository of information regarding child abuse and neglect.
  • Keeping Kids Safe - Today, kids & teenagers tend to know more about mobiles, the internet and social media than adults. That's why we've written this guide. It's to help adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles & the internet. And it's also to help you talk to your kids openly about the risks, so they know how to protect themselves.
  • School Referral Policy - Cumberland County Children and Youth Services' school referral policy