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In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance plans to honor individuals from across the Commonwealth for exceptional contributions to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Nominations for this recognition are welcome from schools, government agencies, community organizations, private practitioners, churches and other concerned individuals or groups.

Four individuals will be recognized – two (2) community volunteers and two (2) staff members who work for organizations that serve the needs of children. This year we'll also recognize a member of the media who has been a champion for kids.

Blue Ribbon Champion Awards winners are shining examples of people working in Pennsylvania to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families. The Award is an opportunity to honor champions for children across the state who work tirelessly, often without fanfare or recognition, to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.


Who Speaks for the Child - Be a Champion

“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 innocent children there.

Of course, this story is so inexplicably grotesque that it defies comprehension on any level. The depths of depravity to which people will plunge in their mistreatment of children, among our most precious and vulnerable members of society, is incalculable and unspeakable. But speak, we must.   Read More...


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

2018 Awards Panel

Ira Weiss, Esq. , Chairman, WBK, Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC

Terry Clark, Director, York County Children, Youth and Families

Steve Doerner, Director, Bucks County Child Advocacy Center

Cynthia Figueroa, Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Human Services

Brenda Lawrence, MSW, SWAN Program Administrator, FCR Executive Director, Diakon Lutheran Social Services

The 2017 PA Blue Ribbon Champion Awards were sponsored by: