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WGAL: 4 Pennsylvanians honored for going above and beyond to protect children

HARRISBURG, Pa. — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and advocates were raising awareness on Tuesday at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance honored four women – including two from the Susquehanna Valley – who went above and beyond to protect children. These women are known as Blue Ribbon Champions. […]

ABC27: Thousands of blue ribbon flags in Harrisburg for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A strip of blue ribbons in Harrisburg is pretty but comes with a serious message. Nearly 5,000 blue ribbon flags line a path from the river to the state capitol. It’s the sign that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each flag represents a substantiated case of child abuse in Pennsylvania […]

WENY: Child Abuse Prevention Month: Celebrating Advocates & Raising Awareness

“It is written in the fabled Maasai warriors of the African tribe of Kenya, that they have a traditional greeting,” said Angela Liddle, President and CEO of PA Family Support Alliance. “The greeting is ‘Casserian Engeri’. And the greeting translates to, ‘Are the children well?” April is child abuse prevention month. Liddle shared the translation […]

PennWatch: Pa Family Support Alliance Honors Four Pennsylvania Residents as Champions for Safe Kids

“Lean on Me” resonated loudly throughout the State Capitol as Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Valerie Arkoosh, Deputy Secretary Laval Miller-Wilson, child advocates, business leaders, students, and Pa Family Support Alliance (PFSA) lifted up their collective voices together and honored four Pennsylvanians that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect […]

Fox43: Nearly 5,000 blue flags line State Street in Harrisburg for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Nearly 5,000 blue flags are planted along State Street in Harrisburg for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each of the 4,992 blue flags represents a case of child abuse that occurred in Pennsylvania in 2023. Sixty black flags are planted in front of the State Capitol. Each flag represents a child abuse death in Pennsylvania last […]

CapitolWire: PA Family Support Alliance to host Blue Ribbon flag planting on State Street, Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids ceremony at Capitol. (UPDATED)

Join child advocates at the Capitol as they raise awareness about child abuse prevention WHAT: PA Family Support Alliance, widely recognized as the leading expert on child protection and child abuse prevention in Pennsylvania, will host its annual Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids ceremony at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 2, to kick off National […]

Bucks County Herald: Kudos to teens for taking stand on social media

The future is in good hands with teenagers like Max Jin, Luka Jonjic, and Dylan Schwartz. The three Central Bucks South High School students recently worked with state Rep. Brian Munroe, D-144, to create legislation to protect children and youth on social media (“Central Bucks South students help craft social media bill,” Feb. 12). On […]

WTAE (Pittsburgh): Fayette County parents arrested for allegedly abusing daughter and keeping her locked in a dog crate

Parents of a 6-year-old girl were arrested after state police say they abused, starved, and locked her up in a dog crate. Jacob Weight Jr. and Mimi Frost were arrested Tuesday morning. The two are charged with unlawful restraint of a minor, aggravated assault and child neglect as well as several other charges. This all […]

PA Newsmakers: Youth Mental Health Crisis, Social Media, and Family Digital Wellness

Justin Donofrio, Prevention Services Manager for the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, joined host Terry Madonna to discuss the youth mental health crisis, social media & mental health, and family digital wellness. From PA Newsmakers, February 4, 2024

Centre Daily Times: Is your child old enough to start babysitting? Here’s how it works in Pennsylvania

Babysitting is becoming increasingly common across the U.S. as busy parents try to find care arrangements for their children. A 2019 study from the National Center for Education Statistics, for example, found roughly 59% of children ages 5 and younger and not yet enrolled in kindergarten were in at least one nonparental care arrangement each […]

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