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. cbs17.com
April – Raleigh 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. newsobserver.com
February – SAFEchild’s critical work in the community was highlighted in Hayes Barton Living magazine. Find the article here.
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. abc11.com
November 6 – WRAL’s Ken Smith spoke with our Annual Fundraising Luncheon keynote speaker, Sasha Joseph Neulinger. wral.com
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. wral.com
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! wral.com
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. wral.com
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. ny1.com
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. mediacenter.bcbsnc.com
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. cbs17.com
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. facebook.com
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.