Child Welfare

Allegheny County DHS Information 

Preparing for Family Visits – Video (June 25, 2020)

Be a Lifeline – Video (June 25, 2020)

Allegheny County CYF Best Practice Guidelines (June 5, 2020)

Guidance for Behavioral Health Residentially Based Care/Services, Youth Congregate Care, Emergency Shelters and other Housing Providers (April 13, 2020)

  • For specific guidance related to Admissions, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Infection Prevention and more, please refer to the Allegheny County DHS Operations and Guidance section on the homepage.

Strategies for Conducting Home Visits (April 9, 2020)

Office of Children, Youth and Families Frequently Asked Questions (March 19, 2020)

Allegheny County Process for Visitation Between Youth and Their Families (March 16, 2020)

Important Information for Home Visiting (Video)

Keep Medications Safely Stored at Home (Video)

Soothing a Crying Baby (Video)

Other Helpful Resources 

PA DHS COVID-19 Guidance (June 6, 2020)

PA DHS Fingerprinting FAQs

PA DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families

The Center for Children’s Justice Child Protection Check-Up