Armstrong starts ChildFirst training

Participants it the ChildFirst program in Armstrong County are, (from left to right), Michael Kapustik, Pennsylvania State Police; Kylie Simmons, Shelly Boback and Jackie Peters, CYF Caseworkers; Sheree Shafer, Children’s Community Pediatrics; Scott Andreassi, district attorney; Robin Davis, county detective/DA’s office; and Jo Ellen Bowman, HAVIN.   KITTANNING – Armstrong County is putting its children [...] read more

On March 27th, 2013

Top Stories Child First Program teaches officials how to communicate with child victims of sex abuse

It’s called the Child-First Program. It’s a class for those who deal with children, who are victims of crimes, and how to effectively communicate with them. Investigators and detectives were in a Derry Township classroom on Thursday, to learn how to best communicate with children, who are victims of heinous crimes. Adams County District Attorney, [...] read more

On March 15th, 2013

Child advocacy centers should get money from the NCAA’s fine on Penn State

A hefty share of the NCAA’s $60 million fine against Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal should be to pumped into child advocacy centers to help abuse victims, Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick III said Thursday. He made that proposal during a program at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Derry [...] read more

On March 14th, 2013

ChildFirst Press Conference : 11 a.m., on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey

The Pennsylvania State Police and PA Children and Youth Solicitors Association will hold a press briefing at 11 a.m., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The presentation will highlight the ChildFirst training program which is being held at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey from March 11-15. read more

On March 13th, 2013