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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 […]

WFMZ-TV: VIDEO: Child welfare advocate discusses advances since Sandusky trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Child welfare advocates said there have been significant strides a decade after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal became public. “I think there was a lot of swift movement when the Sandusky scandal broke,” said Angela Liddle, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to […]

WGAL-TV: Resources – Sandusky case impact 10 years later

WGAL is airing a special Chronicle, looking back at the Jerry Sandusky case 10 years after it happened. The special focuses on the impact of the case and what’s changed over the past decade. It’s a topic that may bring up difficult feelings for some viewers. So, we’ve put together this resources page with programs that […]

PennLive: Op-ed – Stronger laws since the Sandusky scandal at Penn State have not stopped child abuse, but they have made it harder to hide

Ten years have passed since the public became aware of a horrific child sex abuse scandal that rocked many Pennsylvanians to their core. You might be wondering which scandal I’m referring to. Unfortunately, the Commonwealth has been home to its fair share of child sex abuse scandals in recent years. It was in November 2011 […]

The Shippensburg Chronicle: Pa. Family Support Alliance predicts child abuse reports could increase this fall

Throughout the pandemic, many children were socially isolated and remained in environments where they were not safe. “Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a situation where children were confined to their homes, and for some, that meant they were continually subjected to abuse and neglect,” said Angela Liddle, CEO and President of Pa Family Support Alliance. […]

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