SAFEchild News Archive


October – SAFEchild director Cristin DeRonja was interviewed about the presence of child abuse for a CBS17 story on the arrest of a local man for child sex crimes dating from 2012 to 2020.


AprilRaleigh Magazine offered an article entitled “Helping Children Heal,” an overview of the SAFEchild Advocacy Center. Raleigh Magazine

April – SAFEchild director Cristin DeRonja was among the victim advocate experts interviewed for an article in the News and Observer about a decline in reports of abuse to Child Protective Services.

February – SAFEchild’s critical work in the community was highlighted in Hayes Barton Living magazine. Find the article here.


December 10 – Read the latest news from SAFEchild –

November 12 – ABC 11’s Ed Crump came to a SAFEchild Funny Tummy Feelings training for school counselors and prepared a report about the program’s expansion to every elementary school in Wake County.

November 6 – WRAL’s Ken Smith spoke with our Annual Fundraising Luncheon keynote speaker, Sasha Joseph Neulinger.

November 5 – SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja spoke with WRAL’s Ken Smith about SAFEchild, our upcoming Annual Fundraising Luncheon and our special screening of the film Rewind on November 7.

June 30 – WRAL’s Go Ask Mom featured a Q&A with Carolyn Walters, founder of 100 Women Who Give a Hoot, whose members collectively donate to area nonprofits once a quarter. SAFEchild was the 2nd quarter award recipient!

June 22 – Moms Supporting Moms program coordiantor Megan Roberts was featured in a WRAL story that aired on June 22 about Raleigh’s Climb Out of the Darkness event that she organized with program facilitator Sarah Sydney.

May 26 – SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja and NC Attorney General Josh Stein were guests on Curtis Media Group’s Carolina Newsmakers. Find the podcast episode here.


October 24 – Moms Supporting Moms group facilitator Sarah Sydney, who herself suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her two children, was featured in a Spectrum News NY1 report on a new medication for postpartum depression developed by Sage Therapeutics.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina announced its investment in SAFEchild, which will enable expansion of the school-based Funny Tummy Feelings child abuse prevention program to all Wake County elementary schools.

August 17 – CBS17 News reporter Colleen Quigley interviewed SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja in a story about a local swim coach arrested for child sexual abuse.

April 28 – Gemimah Rodriguez, program coordinator for SAFEchild’s Crianza Con Carino program, which serves the county’s Hispanic population, was featured in an story on SAFEchild produced by Univision 40.

April 12 – WRAL produced a short video as bonus content for its documentary Speaking the Unspeakable that offers a great overview of the SAFEchild Advocacy Center and an interview with Melanie Shekita, a Wake County Assistant DA and SAFEchild board member. Wake County’s SAFEchild helps young abuse victims
April 9 – SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja was interviewed by New Direction Family Law’s Jen Bordeaux, a SAFEchild Young Ambassador, in a Facebook Live event. Find it here.
April 3 – CBS17 News reporter Colleen Quigley interviewed SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja about Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels placed across Raleigh bring awareness to child abuse
March 22 – WRAL News featured a story about SAFEchild’s 25th Anniversary Gala on its 11pm broadcast. 25 Years of SAFEchild
March 22 – WRAL News anchor and reporter Ken Smith narrated and produced a story about SAFEchild that was presented at the Gala. SAFEchild 25th Anniversary Video
March – SAFEchild was featured in the March issue of Cary magazine. SAFEchild
SAFEchild board members Dan DeLeo and Kacie Fore were among the young professionals profiled in the January/February 2018 issue of Midtown magazine. Millennials on the Move
SAFEchild was featured in Volume 6 No. 1 of Attorney At Law magazine. SAFEchild -“You’re Gonna Be OK”