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 Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The ceremony will honor four Pennsylvania residents who went above and beyond the call of duty to protect children last year. These individuals, known as Blue Ribbon Champions, will receive an award during a ceremony featuring DHS Secretary Valerie Arkoosh, members of the Senate Aging & Youth Committee and the House Children and Youth Committee, local lawmakers, and others.

For decades, PFSA has been a trusted resource in the Commonwealth, committed to raising awareness and educating—both the public and professionals who work with children—about the warning signs of abuse and neglect.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
• 10:30 a.m. – Ceremony, Capitol Rotunda

WHO: Department of Human Services Secretary Valerie Arkoosh
DHS Deputy Secretary Laval Miller-Wilson
Senate Aging & Youth Committee Members
House Children and Youth Committee Members
PFSA President and CEO Angela Liddle
PFSA Staff and Board Members
Child Advocates
Other Local Elected Officials and Guests

For local interest, performances during the ceremony will feature the Susquehanna Children’s Chorale.

ATTN. EDITORS/VISUALS: There will be plenty of opportunities for interviews, filming, and photography. Media coverage is invited and welcome.


About Pa Family Support Alliance

Pa Family Support Alliance prevents child abuse and protects children from harm by helping parents learn positive parenting techniques, educating professionals and volunteers who work with children to recognize and report child abuse, and helping community members learn how they can play a positive role in keeping children safe. To learn more about our programs, schedule a training, or donate, please visit, or call 800-448-4906.

Contact: Thom Casey, 717-884-7928, [email protected]

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