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2020

April –  SAFEchild director 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. Find the article at newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241648446.html.

February –  SAFEchild’s critical work in the community was highlighted in Hayes Barton Living magazine. Find the article at https://safechildnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hayes-Barton-magazine-article.pdf.

2019

December 10 –  Read the latest news from SAFEchild – https://conta.cc/2YHETXm

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. https://abc11.com/society/program-teaches-wake-county-kids-how-to-report-child-abuse/5692621/

November 6 – WRAL’s Ken Smith spoke with our Annual Fundraising Luncheon keynote speaker, Sasha Joseph Neulinger. https://www.wral.com/sasha-neulinger-comes-to-triangle-to-share-his-story-on-the-big-screen/18748859/

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. https://www.wral.com/safechild-works-to-eliminate-abuse-in-wake-county/18743339/

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!  https://www.wral.com/100-women-who-give-a-hoot-and-are-doing-something-about-it/18482788/

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. https://www.wral.com/moms-join-forces-to-raise-maternal-mental-health-awareness/18467745/

May 26 – SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja and NC Attorney General Josh Stein were guests on Curtis Media Group’s Carolina Newsmakers. https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/H9pkfYwll

2018

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.  http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/health-and-medicine/2018/10/24/new-postpartum-drug#

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.  http://mediacenter.bcbsnc.com/news/blue-cross-nc-invests-1-3-million-in-programs-that-improve-early-childhood-development-in-the-triangle

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.  https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/ex-raleigh-swim-coach-charged-with-child-sex-crimes-has-bond-reduced/1378345566

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. https://www.facebook.com/mbelengj/videos/2130938877148050/

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.  https://youtu.be/f3Y9vpOs6IY
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 Mach 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”