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PennWatch: Department of Human Services Recognizes Holistic Supports in Child Abuse Prevention

Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead today visited the Bucks County Human Services Hub as part of DHS’s effort to raise awareness of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Bucks County Human Services Division utilizes the Hub as a ‘one-stop-shop’ to link residents with social and health services able to address […]

WHP-TV: Experts say reports of children in danger on the rise

Dauphin County, PA — Reports of children in danger are rising. “We see an increase in violence, you know, every single day,” Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance President and CEO Angela Liddle told CBS 21 News’ Samantha York. “And, unfortunately, a lot ends up being directed toward children.” Pennsylvania is seeing a 7% increase of Child […]

Times-News Online: South Whitehall Township resident receives Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids award

Pa Family Support Alliance, the state’s leader in child abuse prevention, has awarded Daniel Goldstein, of South Whitehall, with the Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award. This award is given to four individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania’s children. Goldstein is currently the supervisor […]

WITF: How to protect Pennsylvania’s children from abuse and neglect

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month. There were nearly 46 hundred substantiated cases of child abuse in Pennsylvania in 2020 – the last year for when statistics are available. That included 73 fatalities and 115 near fatalities. That was a dramatic decline from the number of cases in 2019. But, remember, 2020 was […]

Courier Times: Op-Ed – When children are in danger, there is no room for confusion

As I read the (March 29) article “How Pa law made it easy for schools to avoid abuse allegations”, I found myself reflecting on ways that school employees can, and do, make a difference in keeping kids safe. Yes, there have been many positive changes to the Child Protective Services Law in the past 30 […]

abc27: Flags Around Pa. Capitol Complex for Child Abuse Awareness Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Thousands of flags now line the streets in and around the State Capitol complex as a reminder to report child abuse. The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance planted the small flags on Friday, April 1 for the start of Child Abuse Awareness Month. There are 73 black flags representing children who died […]

WHTM-TV (ABC 27): A Day of Giving with Weis Markets

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as “Giving Tuesday” and Weis Markets is proud to give back to their customers and community. This year they are donating $10,000 to the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance to continue their work for local families. Learn more about how Weis is giving back this holiday season and what their […]

Levittown Now: 10 Years After Jerry Sandusky Case, More Work Needed To Protect PA’s Kids, Advocate Says

Ten years ago this month, the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case rocked Pennsylvania. A decade later, one child abuse prevention advocate says there’s still more work to be done to protect children in the commonwealth.  Angela Liddle is president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, a Harrisburg-based organization that trains about 20,000 […]

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Ten years after Sandusky case, more work needed to protect Pa.’s kids, advocate says

In 2017, Pennsylvania received more child abuse reports than any other year on record, according to state data. Ten years ago this month, the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case rocked Pennsylvania. A decade later, one child abuse prevention advocate says there’s still more work to be done to protect children in the commonwealth. Angela […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Op-ed – 10 years later: Lessons learned from the Sandusky case

Across Pennsylvania, the name Jerry Sandusky has become synonymous with pedophilia and predatory behavior, and rightfully so. But as someone who has dedicated more than 30 years to child-abuse prevention, to me Jerry Sandusky is the personification of what can happen when adults and institutions ignore allegations of child abuse. As details about the appalling […]

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