Integrating Absent Family Members

Integrating, or reintegrating, absent family members into your family or child’s life can be difficult and present emotional challenges for your family. Your child’s emotional and physical wellbeing is paramount in any situation where a family member has been absent and is being reintegrated into the family dynamics once again. As we know, sometimes in […]

The Importance of National Mental Health Awareness Month for Children

May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when we all need to be unified in our support of individuals who struggle with a mental health concern. One out of every five adults will experience a mental health concern at some point in their lives, and that is why speaking up and talking about […]

Predators on Social Media

The proliferation of the internet and technology can make users, especially children, more vulnerable to online predators. In October 2020, Angela Liddle, our CEO, joined Secretary Teresa Miller of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro to remind Pennsylvanians of the resources that are available to protect children from online […]

New HBO docuseries Allen vs. Farrow

The new HBO documentary series Allen v. Farrow has made headlines recently for exploring the sexual abuse allegations against filmmaker Woody Allen by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Allen’s ex-wife and Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow, appeared in the first episode of the series and told producers on camera “the great regret of [her] life” […]

Racial Inequities that Exist within Pennsylvania’s Institutions

On January 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) published a report on racial inequities that in Pennsylvania’s welfare and public assistance programs, including but not limited to, the child welfare system, judicial system, and job placement programs following a three-year study. The report notes that the Department serves more than 3 million Pennsylvanians […]

Honoring and Celebrating Black History Month

February marks Black History Month, a celebration of the contributions African Americans and Black Americans have made to American history. As we reflect on the struggles for freedom and equality that the Black community continues to endure, we remain committed to bringing awareness  to  how child abuse and neglect impacts black children. Children growing up […]

Learn How You Can Help Prevent Child Trafficking

January marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the United States. This year, we mark this awareness month in the middle of a global pandemic that has caused many children to learn from home in a virtual setting. Our CEO Angela Liddle recently discussed the impacts of limited in-person interaction on the decline of reported of child abuse and neglect […]

Everyone Can Be an Advocate: Learn How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

Earlier this month, a waitress in Florida detected signs of child abuse while serving a family dinner on New Year’s Day. After noticing that the parents denied their 11-year-old son food at the restaurant, Flavaine Carvalho saw bruises and scratches on the boy’s body. When Carvalho asked the parents about the boy’s meal, they told her he would eat […]

How the Private and Public Sectors are Working to Keep Kids Safe Online

This year has looked vastly different for children and families in Pennsylvania. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many schools have moved online, and students are spending more time on the internet than ever before. With that, comes an increased risk of encountering predators or accessing inappropriate information. Our organization was recently invited to participate […]

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