Public Awareness Campaigns

Our Public Awareness Campaigns

People must become aware of the extent of the problem.

No Hit Zone

Champions for Children: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads is proud to introduce “No Hit Zone,” a successful program to help maintain a calm, safe and caring environment for children, parents, families, staff and guests in public places.

Become Aware- Be a Champion

The unveiling of the campaign in early Fall, 2016 will kick off a Hampton Roads public media audio/video effort to voice statements of reality to all citizens in a message of impact. Regional leaders will speak as a Champion on radio, social media and television and give “Did You Know” statements about abuse in Hampton Roads.

Who will champion the effort? Will you join the campaign?

Champions Awards event

The 2015 Champions Awards event in October showcased community leaders that work as child advocates in different areas – Education, Law, Medicine, Public Safety, Government, and Human Services.
In 2015, the keynote speaker was Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam who spoke on the importance of the work of abuse prevention. Over 300 were in attendance.

2015 Honorees

Business
Ron Zoby, 456 Fish

Education
Terry Lyle
SECEP Principal, St. Mary’s Home

Government
Wanda Rogers
Director of Human Services
City of Hampton

Human Services
Julie Wall
Social Work

Public Safety
Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone
Master Police Officer, City of Virginia Beach

Medicine
Dr. Eric Lowe
CHKD

Law
Season Roberts
CASA, City of Virginia Beach

Community at Large
Ed Welp
The UpCenter

2014 Honorees

Business
Il Giardino Restaurant

Education
Michael C. Spencer
The Williams School

Government
Cameron S. Meals, Esquire
Office of the Attorney General
Division of Child Support Enforcement

Social Work
Dr. Viola Vaughan-Eden
Norfolk State University

Public Safety
Joyce L. Williams
Master Police Officer
Suffolk Police Department

Medicine
Dr. Wendy M. Gunther
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Norfolk Division

Law
Kerriel Bailey
Esquire – K. Bailey Law, P.C

Community at Large
Carter L. McKay
CHKD Child Abuse Program

2013 Honorees

Education
Karen Polonko, PH.D.

Social Work
Faye Joseph, LCSW

Public Safety
Chief James Cervera

Medicine
Dawn Scaff, RN, MSN

Law
John Oliver, Esquire

Lifetime Achievement
Betty Wade Coyle

Volunteer of the Year
Deb Shelton