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The Sharon Herald: Sandusky case spurred major changes to beef up reporting of suspected abuse

HARRISBURG – In the decade since revelations about the predatory sexual abuse of children perpetrated by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, lawmakers have passed more than two dozen bills intended to better protect children. Some of that legislation dramatically changed the requirements for those who work with children and those who give […]

WJET-TV: Group working to train professionals working with children how to spot warning signs of abuse

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance is working to train professionals who work with children on how to spot the warning signs of abuse. The non-profit is widely recognized as the leading expert on child protection and child abuse prevention in the state. According to members of the organization, this meeting provides the tips for professionals […]

Audacy: Podcast Interview – Speaking to Influence with Dr. Laura Sicola (Episode 68: Angela Liddle, PA Family Support Alliance – Understanding and Palatable Messaging)

Pa Family Support Alliance CEO Angela Liddle shares how cautious communication strengthens relationships and creates community hope over time. Listen in as Dr. Laura Sicola and Angela discuss how the PFSA is working to communicate with family and community members to bring awareness and light into conversation concerning abused children. During this conversation Angela shares […]

PennWATCH: Department of Human Services, PA Family Support Alliance Highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hotline for Suspected Abuse Reporting

Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead joined the PA Family Support Alliance to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month and encourage Pennsylvanians to report suspected child abuse or neglect to ChildLine, the commonwealth’s 24/7 hotline for anyone concerned about the safety or well-being of a child. To report a concern, call 1-800-932-0313. “Our child […]

MyChesCo: Local Chester County Resident Receives Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award

HARRISBURG, PA — PA Family Support Alliance, the state’s leader in child abuse prevention, has awarded Leslie Holt with the Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award. This award is given to five Pennsylvanians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania’s children. Holt is the founder and director of A Child’s […]

Penn Live: Dauphin County resident awarded Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids award

Pa Family Support Alliance, the state’s leader in child abuse prevention, has awarded Casey Stokes-Rodriguez with the Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids award. This award is given to five Pennsylvanians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania’s children. Stokes-Rodriguez serves as a licensed social worker at the Harrisburg […]

Penn Live: Everyone has a role to play in protecting Pennsylvania’s children

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and now, more than ever, our children need the support of those around them to be aware of what the warning signs of abuse and neglect are. Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen a sudden, sharp, and frightening decrease in the number of suspected child abuse […]

Tribune-Review: Jeannette woman recognized by Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award

A Westmoreland County woman was recognized by a statewide child abuse prevention organization for her work with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. Jeanine Rasky, 63, of Jeannette was one of five people who received the Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award, given by the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance. The award is given […]

FOX 43/WPMT-TV: Penn State Children’s Hospital pediatricians to share child abuse prevention resources

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. As we continue to educate ourselves on how to raise awareness, Penn State Children’s Hospital is stepping in to help. According to Penn State Health, nearly six million kids are reported for suspected child abuse in the U.S every year.  Outside of their hospital in Dauphin County, they’ve […]

WITF-FM: Child advocates train community members on recognizing and reporting abuse

(Lebanon) – Child abuse reports dropped across Pennsylvania last year, raising concerns from child welfare professionals that the COVID-19 pandemic isolated children from the school employees, healthcare providers, and other community members who are legally required to report suspected abuse. Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services saw a “slight increase” in fatalities and near fatalities, especially […]

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