Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Has a New Name! The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is now the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). The department announced the name change and unveiled a new logo at a ceremony in Harrisburg on November 24, 2014. The new name better reflects the wide range of services DHS offers Pennsylvanians. For more information, visit www.dhs.state.pa.us.
Public Service Announcement Contest for High School Students! Youth Suicide Prevention….. An Opportunity for Students to Join in the Conversation and Impact their Peers! Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (PAYSPI) announces its Third Annual PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention for high school students. Contest information, including official rules, application form, downloadable flyer, and help with guiding students messaging is available here. Deadline for submissions is January 16, 2015. To read more go to http://payspi.org/.
Reminder: Statewide SAP Surveys for SAP Teams and Liaisons Due! SAP Core Team surveys were sent to SAP team contacts who submitted SAP data at the end of last year. SAP Liaison surveys were sent to anyone who submitted the Joint Quarterly Reporting System in the most recent quarter. These surveys were to be emailed to your PNSAS Regional Coordinator by December 22, 2014. If you have not submitted your team or liaison survey, please do so right away. If your team or agency missed receiving the survey, go here to download the survey and view the letters to principals, letters to liaisons, and the PNSAS regional map for the name and contact information for your PNSAS regional coordinator.
Download the entire update here January 2015 SAP Coordination Update.pdf