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2016 PSA 

Alliance For Children

Alliance For Children, Tarrant County's Children's Advocacy Center program, is dedicated to the protection and healing of child abuse victims. For over 20 years, they have helped thousands of children heal from the trauma of physical abuse, sexual abuse or from witnessing a violent crime. Alliance For Children is the only Tarrant County non-profit organization involved directly in the protection from child abuse through coordinated and teamed investigations with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, Cook Children’s Medical Center, the District Attorney’s Office. Their mission is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services, and community education. At Alliance For Children, their main goal is to minimize the trauma of the abuse so that children and families can begin to heal. 

For more information, please visit their website:

WIFD members set out to create a :60 public service announcement for Alliance For Children to help raise awareness on child abuse in Tarrant County. The PSA was then edited into different lengths and translated into Spanish to hit air on both the general market stations and the Spanish language stations in the DFW area. 

This PSA was recognized as a bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards under the category: promotional piece not-for-profit. Click here for the press release:  WIFD2016PSA_TellyWinner.pdf

For behind the scenes, view the slide show below with photographs by Tara Di Leva Tamer.


Laura Corene - Writer

Sharie Vance - Director/Production Design

Elizabeth Harding - Production Assistant

Jeanette Greenwood - Casting Director

Susan Bryant - Production Design

Luisa Mendoza - Director of Photography/Camera Operator

Kathleen Farry - Assistant Camera

Iris Lopez - Grip

Nancy Giles - Props Master/Production Design

Tara Di Leva Tamer - Set Photographer

Vanessa Jimenez - Producer/Editor/2016 PSA Chair

Angie Thompson - Music Composer

Shel Hindermen-Pinson - Makeup Artist

Carlos Del Pino - Storyboard Artist

La Grande Super Market - Craft Services

Jimmy John's - Catering


Kaylynn Starling - Child #1

AD Scott - Parent

Elizabeth Beam - Child #2

Sami Stoltenberg - Teacher/Therapist

Skylar Rackstraw - Teen #1

Juana Muñoz - Teen #2

Katie Watson - Teen #3

Bradley Beam - Extra

Ethan Beam - Extra

Reis McCormick - Voiceover Talent (English)

Carlos Estrada - Voiceover Talent (Spanish)

A Very Special Thanks To:

Dennis Bishop with KD Conservatory

AMS Pictures

Perla Bernal Almaguer

Kim Rocha, Julia Summers and Shellie McMillon with Alliance For Children

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