Join PFSA, state and local leaders, sponsors, volunteers, Champions for Safe Kids, and the media for our award-winning tributes in April – Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Together, we will #ProtectPAKids and ensure that every child grows and thrives in communities free from abuse and neglect.

April 1, 2020

PA Blue Ribbon Flag-Planting and Champions Awards Ceremony

One Oxford Centre, Pittsburgh

April 4, 2020

PA Blue Ribbon Flag-Planning Ceremony

Third & State Streets, Harrisburg

April 8, 2020

PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids Awards Ceremony

PA State Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg

Scott LaMar
Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host, witf 89.5
Kristine Sorensen
Kristine Sorensen, Anchor, KDKA-TV

Blue Ribbon Winner Dye

Daniel J. Dye

Manheim, PA

Since 2012, Dan has held the position of Director of the PA Office of Attorney General’s Medical and Legal Advisory Board on Child Abuse. Through his groundbreaking investigation into child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in PA, Dan has shed light on thousands of victims of crime, exposing 70 years of abuse and more than 300 priests.

Blue Ribbon Winner Kosinski

Patricia Kosinski

Newtown Square, PA

As the Executive Director of Family Support Line, Pat turned a small grassroots initiative into a critical resource that provides sexual abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services to more than 7,000 children each year.

Blue Ribbon Winner Figart

Terry Figart

Altoona, PA

Terry has been a respected advocate for children, helping through many volunteer roles, most notable is his work to help establish a Cambria/Somerset County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Blair County.

Blue Ribbon Winner Wess

Rick Wess

Johnstown, PA

Rick advocates and helps children and their parents by being a CASA volunteer in Cambria/Somerset County.

Blue Ribbon Winner WGAL


Lancaster, PA

WGAL received the media award for their outstanding work to deliver breaking news of child abuse cases to their viewers, alert our communities of dangers to children, and help spread the message of prevention throughout the Susquehanna Valley.

Blue Ribbon Winner Carrasco

Dr. Mary Carrasco

Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Carrasco has devoted her life to evaluating, understanding, and embracing a holistic approach to child safety. In 1998, Dr. Carrasco established A Child’s Place, a regional center for the evaluation, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

Blue Ribbon Winner Glass

Kristen Ariel Glass

Pittsburgh, PA

Kristen is an essential member of the team at Jeremiah’s Place, Pittsburgh’s ONLY crisis nursey, providing emergency childcare for children from birth to age six. Kristen has not only helped families and children to access urgently needed childcare, lifting a huge burden of stress, but she also helps families connect to other support services.