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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Penn State Children’s Hospital pediatricians to share child abuse prevention resources

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — 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 […]

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 […]

Pa Family Support Alliance raises awareness about child abuse prevention

The Pa Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the state’s leader in child abuse prevention has brought together local child advocates, government and elected officials, members from the business community, and nationally recognized experts — all in an effort to raise awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. “We all must work together to raise awareness about […]

PFSA promotes awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance is working hard to raise awareness, educate individuals on the warning signs of child abuse and how to report it. Though reports of child abuse dropped between July and December of last year, things are not always as they appear to be. […]

Smart Talk: Child abuse reports way down, raising concern for kids

Children’s advocates are raising concerns about the sharp drop in child-abuse reports during the last year. As schools and care-settings closed doors because of the pandemic, child-abuse reports dropped significantly. This has been attributed to kids spending more time at home and away from teachers and caregivers, who are often the first people to note potential […]

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