Beer & Banter draws big crowd

Beer & Banter draws big crowd

About 40 young professionals braved the cold and snow Wednesday, Feb. 18, for Beer & Banter, a Family & Children’s Place networking event at Bardstown Road’s Great Flood Brewery. Guests learned about Louisville’s hottest new brewery, enjoyed food from Famous Dave’s BBQ and learned about the agency’s work to help child abuse survivors and their families move from hurting to healing. They also heard about F&CP’s new Ambassador program, which invites young professionals to become advocates for the work to help raise essential funds and awareness. To learn more, click here.

Rally to End Child Abuse, April 1, Big Four Bridge

On Wednesday, April 1, join Family & Children’s Place, along with members of Kosair Charities’ Face It® Movement, to “Rally to end Child Abuse” at the Big Four Bridge in downtown Louisville. The rain or shine event kicks off recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Following the 11 a.m. rally, which will feature Pam Darnall, F&CP  president and CEO, Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, and Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad, as speakers, participants and guests are encouraged to walk across the Big Four Bridge to show support for children in Indiana as well. Indiana residents […]

Fewer abused, neglected children for seventh year

The number of abused and neglected children dropped nationwide for the seventh consecutive year, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The report estimates 679,000 children were abused or neglected across the country in 2013, down from 680,000 victims in 2012, with more than 1,500 child deaths attributed directly to abuse and neglect – approximately 2.04 deaths per 100,000 children in the United States. Other factoids include that nearly three quarters of all child fatalities were younger than three years old, that boys had a higher child fatality […]

Forbes names FCP board member Tim Huval top CHRO

Tim Huval, Chief Human Resources Officer at Humana Inc., and a member of the Family & Children’s Place board, is the top CHRO in the country, topping peers at companies including Google, according to Forbes. “He is the total package — a team player people love to work with and for,” wrote Forbes. Congratulations to Tim for the recognition and we appreciate all he does with and for Family & Children’s Place to prevent and stop child abuse and move children and families from hurting to healing. http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2015/02/11/my-picks-for-the-top-10-chros-why-it-matters/  

Urge Kentucky lawmakers to protect kids and dating couples

UPDATE: Compliments to the Kentucky House for passing House Bill 8, which would allow dating couples to seek civil protective orders for violence, sexual assault and stalking – protections already granted to married or cohabiting couples, or those who have a child together. The bill goes next to the Senate where we hope for speedy passage. Family & Children’s Place supports the speedy passage of several pieces of legislation, Senate Bill 119/House Bill 301, to ensure Kentucky educators are trained to recognize child abuse and prevention, and House Bill 301, which would allow dating couples to seek civil protective orders for […]

Family & Children’s Place supports passage of SB51

Family & Children’s Place supports passage of Senate Bill 51 (SB51), an amendment to KRS 202A.400, that adds protection against action or monetary liability for mental health professionals, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and professional counselors. Specifically, the amendment would hold professionals harmless for failing to warn under certain circumstances – the patient makes a specific threat against a recognizable person or threatens a specific violent act. With this amendment, so long as the professional makes a reasonable effort to notify law enforcement, the potential victim, patient family and residence, he or she has fulfilled both […]

Saddened by loss, but hopeful help remains available

Family & Children’s Place is deeply saddened by news that two children are dead, and a mother injured in an apparent domestic abuse situation Tuesday night in Paoli, Ind., that also left the father dead, by his own hand, and one child, thankfully, uninjured. Every incident of domestic and child abuse is heartbreaking – to families, friends, communities, and in this case, as with so many, there are many questions unanswered. These are best left to law enforcement and other professionals, but there are some things we know. We know that one in three women in the United States will suffer domestic violence […]

Drink a porter, Pay it Forward!

Family & Children’s Place is excited that West Sixth Brewing selected us as a benefiting charity in its Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter program! During this quarter, West Sixth, which is committed to making a positive impact in communities where it sells, pledges to donate 50 cents from every six pack of Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter sold in the Greater Louisville area to help in our work with children and families! For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/op6so83.