Leslie Lieberman, Senior Director of Training and Organizational Development and Health Federation of Philadelphia Board Member, Joe Pyle, have been selected to be part of Governor Wolf's new 25 person state-wide Trauma Informed Think Tank. The geographically and professionally diverse group of "cutting-edge thinkers" regarding ACEs, trauma and resilience, will meet frequently over the next 3
In the spirit of Fred Rogers, the PA Association for Infant Mental Health proudly co-hosted the 4th Annual Reflective Supervision Symposium with the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. The purpose of the Annual Reflective Supervision Symposium is to deepen the exploration of the practice of reflective supervision/consultation. Una Majmudar, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E®, Clinical Director in the Division of Children, Youth, and Families, is Vice President of the PA-AIMH and was the local chairperson for this annual event.
In late June, HFP's Creating Collaborative Communities program (C3) launched with support from the William Penn Foundation. The program will aim to strengthen the community of home visiting staff in the region with a theme of "Building Connections." At the launch, program leadership shared the impetus behind the project, unveiled the 2019 Training Menu, shared their stories as community advoca
Philadelphia, PA – The William Penn Foundation (WPF) recently awarded the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) a $761,050 grant to provide coordinated professional development for maternal and child home visiting programs in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA –Rashanda Perryman, The Vanguard Group’s Program Officer; Co-lead Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™, has been appointed to the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) Board of Directors. Perryman, a longtime supporter of HFP, first became involved with the non-profit as a staff member of the William Penn Foundation.
More than two dozen families gathered at the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Early Head Start community site on Friday, August 17 for a Health Fair and Family Fun Day themed “Boardwalk to Better Health.” Located in the Oxford Mills complex at 100 W. Oxford Street, the event boasted more than 20 vendors who provided resources to families, health screenings for adults, dental screenings for children performed by students from the University of Pennsylvania, and lots of fun activities for both youngsters and adults.
The Health Federation of Philadelphia vehemently opposes the policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
As a public health organization committed to protecting the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, which includes preventing and mitigating the impact of trauma and childhood adversity, we are deeply concerned that this policy is having a dire effect on these children, their families, and the workers who are caring for them.
Philadelphia, PA – Leslie Lieberman, MSW, the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Senior Director of Special Initiatives and Consulting was named a #SesameHero by Sesame Street in Communities. The #SesameHero campaign, which kicked off in October 2017, recognizes the many heroes who provide support and services to family and children. Lieberman was honored in l
Health Federation of Philadelphia staff member Marcy Witherspoon facilitated Health Cares about Domestic Violence Day (HCADV) at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s eight ambulatory health centers on October 11. Each of Philadelphia’s four domestic violence advocacy organizations have jointly participated in HCADV Day for the past seventeen years.