Bring Awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Month to #ProtectPAKids

Every April, PFSA observes and promotes National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are committed to creating an environment where Pennsylvania’s children can live and thrive free from abuse and neglect. One of our priorities is to call attention to the problem of child abuse and how to prevent it because – if we know better, […]

Pennsylvania’s Current Efforts to Support Child Abuse Survivors

Pennsylvania has been home to many child abuse scandals. From the coverup of Jerry Sandusky’s abuses to the grand jury investigation into the Catholic dioceses, the issue of child abuse has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds. More recently, our legislature has been grappling with what to do and how to help adult survivors […]

Trying to Keep Up with TikTok Challenges?

As a parent, grandparent, or caregiver, you have probably heard of or even witnessed the children in your lives participate in a TikTok challenge. Some of these challenges can even be fun like the viral TikTok challenges where children compete against their parents in a homemade dancing competition. However, many of these challenges can be […]

Examining Big Tech’s Impact on Children

When the Seattle public school district filed a lawsuit against four Big Tech companies, industry experts, elected officials, advocates, and child abuse prevention organizations like ours took notice. Seattle public school district filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), Meta Platforms, Inc. (owner of Facebook and Instagram), Snap, Inc. (owner of Snapchat), […]

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 […]

How to Recognize Signs of Cyberbullying

Bullying can result in negative outcomes for children and students. Bullying comes in many forms, none of which are acceptable. Cyberbullying, for example, continues to increase among teens and is a growing concern for parents, schools, and communities. What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying involves using electronic communication and digital devices to bully a person, typically by […]

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 […]

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