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2019

Moms Supporting Moms program coordiantor Megan Roberts was featured in a 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/

SAFEchild was the recipient of 100 Women Who Give a Hoot’s second-quarter donation. WRAL interviewed the organization’s founder and featured a photograph of SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja. The article was posted on June 30. https://www.wral.com/100-women-who-give-a-hoot-and-are-doing-something-about-it/18482788/

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

2018

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 that aired on October 24.  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

CBS17 News reporter Colleen Quigley interviewed SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja in a story about a local swim coach arrested for child sexual abuse that aired on August 17.  https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/ex-raleigh-swim-coach-charged-with-child-sex-crimes-has-bond-reduced/1378345566

Gemimah Rodriguez, program coordinator for SAFEchild’s Crianza Con Carino program, which serves the county’s Hispanic population, was featured in an April 28 story on SAFEchild produced by Univision 40. https://www.facebook.com/mbelengj/videos/2130938877148050/

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. The documentary aired on April 12. Wake County’s SAFEchild helps young abuse victims
SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja was interviewed by New Direction Family Law’s Jen Bordeaux, a SAFEchild Young Ambassador, in a Facebook Live event on April 9. https://youtu.be/f3Y9vpOs6IY
CBS17 News reporter Colleen Quigley interviewed SAFEchild executive director Cristin DeRonja in a story that aired on April 3.  Pinwheels placed across Raleigh bring awareness to child abuse
WRAL News featured a story about SAFEchild’s 25th Anniversary Gala on its 11pm broadcast on March 22.  25 Years of SAFEchild
WRAL News anchor and reporter Ken Smith narrated and produced a story about SAFEchild that was presented at the Gala on March 22.  SAFEchild 25th Anniversary Video
SAFEchild was featured in the Mach 2018 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”