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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 […]

The Shippensburg News Chronicle: 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 […]

Bradford Journal: 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. […]

WITF-FM/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 […]

The Tribune-Democrat: Beginnings Inc. educator lauded for going ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ for Pennsylvania youth

Lauren Burkert-Lazzari, a Parents as Teachers educator at Beginnings Inc., received the Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award from the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance. She’s one of five individuals chosen across the state to receive the honor for going “above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania children.” “Lauren was nominated […]

Penn Live: You may be able to spot child abuse and neglect. Here are some tips.

Authorities have received fewer reports of child abuse in Pennsylvania during the pandemic, but neighbors still have the chance to spot kids who need help. With warmer weather and more social activities as COVID-19 vaccinations become more accessible, there may be more opportunities to check on kids, child abuse experts say. Even if you see […]

The Morning Call: Pennsylvania has seen fewer child abuse reports; is abuse not being reported because children are not in school?

Pennsylvania has seen a sharp decline in reports of child abuse and neglect over the last year, and some advocates see that as a sign of trouble. Experts say they have no doubt child abuse is still occurring. But many children haven’t been in classrooms as often — or at all — due to the […]

News Articles – 2020

Sunbury Daily Item: Weis Markets generates $160K for Giving Tuesday and Gives $10,000 to Pa Family Support Alliance – December 8, 2020 Sunbury Daily Item: Weis Markets Gives $10,000 to Pa Family Support Alliance as part of Giving Tuesday – December 7, 2020 Cumberland Times News: Weis Markets generate donations for nonprofits, including Pa Family […]

Penn Live: Back to School Safety Tips for Teachers and School Districts

Penn Live: Back to School Safety Tips for Teachers and School Districts

August is one of the busiest months for teachers, educators, and individuals who work with children. From taking one last final summer vacation with your family, to decorating your classroom, and making sure your students will have the supplies they need, back to school season is in full swing. While we can all get lost […]

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