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These 46 pairs of shoes represent children lost to abuse in Pa. in 2016

Hello Kitty rain boots joined polka-dotted pink baby slippers and tiny blue tennis shoes, as the 46 children who died of abuse in 2016 were memorialized at the state Capitol Wednesday.   Read More...

Chesco Deputy District Attorney wins Child Abuse Prevention award

Chester County Deputy District Attorney Megan King won a 2018 Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award from Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, the state leader in child protection. The award ceremony was held April 4 at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.   Read More...

Blue ribbons decorate Harrisburg for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Across Harrisburg, this weekend, you may have seen blue ribbons tied to lampposts and stores with blue lights.   Read More...

Harrisburg lights up in blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Downtown Harrisburg and much of the surrounding area will be going blue this week.   Read More...

Going blue to prevent child abuse, and 10 ways you can help

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and thousands of blue ribbon flags are on display at our state capitol this week to support efforts to protect children from harm and raise awareness of how community members can play a positive role in keeping children safe here in Pennsylvania.   Read More...

Harrisburg turns blue for child abuse prevention month

HARRISBURG, Pa. — To mark the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, hosted a blue ribbon flag planting ceremony on Saturday.   Read More...

Blue lights and flags honor victims of child abuse in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa.-- The state capitol building in Harrisburg is lit up and surrounded by blue, in honor of innocent children.   Read More...

April doesn't have to be the cruelest month for Pa. kids. Here's how you can help stop child abuse | Opinion

T.S. Elliott famously described April as the cruelest month.   Read More...

OPED: Join our mission to protect children

T.S. Elliott famously described April as the cruelest month. For child victims of abuse and neglect, that description is only partially apt.   Read More...

Local child advocates will watch Pennsylvania Supreme Court case involving prenatal drug use

Child advocates are concerned if the state’s high court finds prenatal substance abuse meets the definition of child abuse it could drive many pregnant drug users underground, putting their health, and the health of their fetus, at risk.   Read More...

PFSA Honors 5 PA Champions for Safe Kids to Mark Child Abuse Prevention Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As young performers raised voices of hope and inspiration at the State Capitol, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, the state leader in child protection, joined with PA’s largest credit union, PSECU, and the Outdoor Advertising Association of Pennsylvania to honor five PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.   Read More...

Good Day PA! on abc27 previewed PA Family Support Alliance’s April 4 PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids Awards Ceremony and featured CASA performer Rayonna Bellamy.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – PA Family Support Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit based in Harrisburg, is the state leader in child abuse prevention. Each April, we hold a PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids competition to select and honor Pennsylvanians who stand up and protect kids from abuse and neglect.   Read More...

PA Live! on WBRE-TV showcased PA Family Support Alliance’s April 4 PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids events.

Wilkes-Barre, PA - Today the PA Family Support Alliance partners with community organizations to protect children from abuse and neglect. To tell us more about the group is Angela Liddle.   Read More...

Pennlive reporter David Wenner featured PA Family Support Alliance’s “Recovering Families” program that helps parents recovering from substance use disorder. The session was held at Hampilton Health Center in Harrisburg.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - These parents want the best possible upbringing for their kids. That's why there were there. But they want one thing even more: to remain successful in their recovery from heroin or other opioid drugs.   Read More...

The State House introduces a bill to bring relief to grandparents raising grandchildren. PA Family Support Alliance President and CEO Angela Liddle is part of the advising work group.

HARRISBURG - To assist grandparents who have sole caregiving responsibilities for their grandchildren, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) and Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne) today unveiled legislation at the state Capitol to give them better access to already existing resources.   Read More...

The Citizens’ Voice and WBRE-TV covered PA Family Support Alliance’s “Front Porch Project” in Luzerne County.

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County ranked sixth out of 67 counties in Pennsylvania in the number of substantiated child abuse cases in 2017, according to Bill Jones, president and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley.   Read More...

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - The problem of child abuse seems to be getting worse before it gets better. The latest data in 2016 for Pennsylvania shows nearly 4,600 substantiated cases of abuse. That's up by nearly 300 cases from the previous year.    Read More...

PA Family Support Alliance is a national finalist for a PR Daily Award for the 2017 PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids campaign. Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and staff for their hard work!

We found the year’s best PR campaigns, publications and events. We’re excited to name the finalists of Ragan’s 2017 PR Daily Awards.   Read More...

PA Family Support Alliance offers tips on how to raise healthy and happy children.

When you’re already juggling many competing financial priorities — from paying bills to saving enough emergency cash — being generous with your money can seem impossible. But evidence suggests that giving can pay dividends, whether that means picking out the perfect birthday present for your best friend or supporting a local charity.   Read More...

PFSA-PSECU Open Nominations for 2018 PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids Awards Press Release

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the commonwealth’s leading child abuse prevention organization, and Pennsylvania’s largest credit union, PSECU, today launched the 2018 PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids Awards competition. PFSA’s “Champions for Safe Children” acclaimed program honors Pennsylvania residents and child welfare professionals. PFSA will announce and celebrate the award winners at a ceremony on April 4 at 11 a.m. at the State Capitol.   Read More...

Town Lively

PFSA Will Accept Award Nominations
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), a child abuse prevention organization, and PSECU have launched the 2018 PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids Awards competition. PFSA's Champions for Safe Children-acclaimed program honors Pennsylvania residents and child welfare professionals. PFSA will announce and celebrate the award winners at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.   Read More...

ABC 27 News

Angela Liddle from Pennsylvania Family Support alliance visits the ABC 27 studio
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – There are people all across the midstate encouraging everyone to speak up if they see child abuse. PA Family Support Alliance has teamed up with PSECU to open nominations for the PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids awards.   Watch Interview...

The Shippensburg News Chronicle

‘Champions for Safe Children’ Awards nominations open.
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), and Pennsylvania’s largest credit union, PSECU, recently launched the 2018 PA Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids Awards competition. PFSA’s “Champions for Safe Children” program honors Pennsylvania residents and child welfare professionals. PFSA will announce and celebrate the award winners at a ceremony on April 4 at 11 a.m. at the State Capitol.   Read More...

The Morning Call

Angela Liddle: California child torture case shows need to speak up about suspected abuse:

"Not one person called us."
That's what human service officials in Perris, Calif., told the media when asked why they had not intervened sooner to stop the alleged serial abuse and torture of 13 innocent children there.    Read More...

Penn Live

California's 13 starving siblings tragedy reminds us - we all have to protect children

This Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, frame from video from KABC-TV shows the exterior of the home where police arrested a couple accused of holding their 13 children captive, in Perris, Calif. Authorities said an emaciated teenager led deputies to the California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. (KABC-TV via AP)   
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York Dispatch

Since it's inception in 2011, more than 1,500 people have been trained statewide to spot child abuse signs through the Front Porch Project.    Read More...

The Times-Tribune

Report child abuse: By Angela M. Liddle / Published: January 22, 2018

“Not one person called us.”

That’s what human service officials in Perris, California, told the media when asked why they had not intervened sooner to stop the alleged serial abuse and torture of 13 children.

The depths of depravity to which people will plunge in their mistreatment of children, among our most vulnerable members of society, is incalculable and unspeakable. But speak, we must.    Read More...

A Look Back at 2017’s Awards Celebration