• May 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 4

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Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children

The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center is offering an online curriculum on the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC). The ICPC was written in 1960 and set the standard for ensuring the safe and stable placement of children across State lines. The ICPC determines who is legally and financially responsible for a child placed in another State and establishes supervisory requirements for foster care and adoption services to the child and family.
The training covers:

  • Definition and characteristics of an interstate compact
  • Circumstances in which the ICPC must be utilized
  • Laws, regulations, and other mandates that impact the movement of children and youth across State lines
  • Ways in which the ICPC benefits all stakeholders
  • Jurisdiction issues under various circumstances
  • Appropriate procedures to place a child/youth across State lines

The curriculum is available on the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center website:


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