PFSA To Award “PA Champions For Safe Children”

State Capitol Event Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

(Harrisburg, PA) – PFSA TO AWARD “PA CHAMPIONS FOR SAFE CHILDREN” State Capitol Event Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month Tribute includes haunting Memorial to Children Lost to Abuse #ProtectPAKids April 4 Declared #WearBlueDay in PAHARRISBURG, Pa. – PA
Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the state leader in child protection, along with its sponsors, PSECU, Pennsylvania’s largest credit union, and the Outdoor Advertising Association of Pennsylvania, will honor 5 PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids at a State Capitol Rotunda ceremony on April 4, starting with youth musical performances at 10:30 a.m. and the Awards Program at 11 a.m. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Pa. 

The 5 champions come from Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and York counties and have helped protect Pennsylvania’s children from abuse and neglect.

The youth-led tribute to lost children features a somber display of empty children’s shoes to demonstrate their journeys cut short by violence. Miss Pennsylvania 2017 Katie Schreckengast, harpist Linda Umstead, Innovation Choir, CASA performers, local entertainment and sports mascots, and Turkey Hill’s Giant Cow will be on hand. 

The Wolf Administration joins PFSA in declaring April 4 #WearBlueDay and encourages all Pennsylvanians to wear blue and shine blue lights for child abuse awareness. The Capitol and businesses in downtown Harrisburg will display blue lights and posters with the message “Learn How to #ProtectPAKids.” The PA Turnpike Administration HQ will be lit in blue and its 17 Service Plazas feature digital ads about the protection of children.  

WHO: PA Family Support Alliance President and CEO Angela M. Liddle; PA Dept. of Human Services Sec. Teresa Miller; legislators and elected officials; PFSA board members and sponsors; Awards Selection Panel members; Miss Pennsylvania 2017; Harpist Linda Umstead; CASA student performers; Innovation Choir of Newport High School; children; and the public.

WHAT: PFSA’s “PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids” Awards, a free, open-to-the-public ceremony to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. Music 11 a.m. Awards Program

WHERE: PA State Capitol Rotunda, Third & State Streets, Harrisburg, Pa.

ABOUT PFSA:  Pennsylvania 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 make a donation, please visit, or call 800-448-4906.                                             


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