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The Gift of Presence

This time of year can pass quickly, making it difficult to appreciate the recent year and all that has been accomplished, but our team would like to encourage everyone to take some time, slow down, and soak in the gift of presence. Presence helps us to appreciate and connect with those around us – especially […]

Staff Spotlight: Meet Crista DeGregorio, Operations Support Coordinator

Being adaptable is one of Crista DeGregorio’s best qualities. As the Operations Support Coordinator for Pa Family Support Alliance (PFSA), Crista has to think quickly on her feet and troubleshoot challenges when they arise. She started at the organization in February 2021, a time when all of us were still grappling with the uncertainty of […]

Staff Spotlight: Haven Evans, Director of Programs

Passionate. Driven. Innovative. These are just a few words that describe Haven Evans, PFSA’s Director of Programs, both personally and professionally. Haven came to PFSA with a diverse background in child welfare and extensive knowledge of Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law. As a survivor of child sexual abuse, she wants to protect children, and she […]

Staff Spotlight: Meet Rosa Ponti, Our Training Coordinator

As the Training Coordinator for Pa Family Support Alliance, Rosa Ponti juggles many responsibilities. She coordinates the organization’s Mandated Reporting Training, Responding to Disclosures Training, and the soon-to-be-added Recognizing and Responding to Child Neglect.  As part of this process, she works closely with the professionals that take the trainings to ensure they receive their certificates […]

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Preview of Events

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and PA Family Support Alliance (PFSA) is committed to promoting awareness and providing education to communities and stakeholders across the commonwealth. Throughout April, PFSA is scheduled to host a variety of activities and events, including its annual flag planting event at the Harrisburg Capitol, a virtual fundraiser to […]

Ending the Stigma Around Child Abuse

A classic stereotype is that men are supposed to be tough, stoic and that they do not talk much—if at all—about abuses that they or those in their family might have faced. This stereotype is often true in the rap and hip-hop community. However, rapper Paul Wall, who was very popular in the mid-2000s recently […]

How to Lookout for Warning Signs of Child Abuse

Seven-year-old Harmony Montgomery has been missing since October of 2019. Her disappearance was reported to police at the end of 2021—over 2 years later. As soon as the authorities were notified, they launched an investigation and recently arrested her father on charges relating to her disappearance, including assault and endangering the welfare of a child. […]

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