Harrisburg, PA – The Pa Family Support Alliance, the state’s leader in child abuse prevention, has awarded Casey Stokes-Rodriguez with the Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award. This award is given to five Pennsylvanians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania’s children.
Stokes-Rodriguez currently serves as a Licensed Social Worker at the Harrisburg School District where she is the School Culture, Climate, and Trauma Resource Specialist. She works to ensure that students have a safe environment and is dedicated to preventing abuse. She provides trauma-informed supports and interventions to high school students and their families, as well as faculty members within the district. She understands the gravity of what occurs when a child has endured abuse and works to address their unique needs.
“Casey is on the frontlines working to prevent abuse and works tirelessly to ensure that children have a safe space at school,” said Angela Liddle, President and CEO of the Pa Family Support Alliance. “She is deeply dedicated to her community and has helped countless children and families navigate extremely challenging situations.”
In honor of this accomplishment, the Pa Family Support Alliance is debuting a video on its Facebook page today which will feature Stokes-Rodriguez receiving the award. The video can be found here. Normally, the Pa Family Support Alliance hosts a ceremony in the Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg to honor its Blue-Ribbon Champion recipients. But, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organization is sponsoring a virtual month-long awareness campaign to honor the Blue-Ribbon Champions and generate awareness about ways we can all work together to prevent and report child abuse.
As part of the month-long awareness campaign, the Pa Family Support Alliance will debut video messages and photos featuring the Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller and Deputy Secretary Jonathan Rubin, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Secretary of Education Noe Ortega, Second Lady Gisele Fetterman, State Senators Judy Ward and Maria Collett as well as State Representatives Sheryl Delozier and Pamela DeLissio. In Secretary Miller’s video, she announced the Blue-Ribbon Champions recipients and thanked Stokes-Rodriguez for steadfast commitment to supporting Harrisburg-area children. That video can be found on our website.
About Pennsylvania 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 pa-fsa.org, or call 800-448-4906.