Keep the pinwheels spinning

Keep the pinwheels spinning

As we enter the last days of April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’ve seen some great events and great support surrounding Family & Children’s Place and other efforts to protect children from violence, abuse and neglect. We’ve seen lawmakers increase protections, from mandating that educators in Kentucky be trained to recognize and report child abuse to affording dating couple the same protections as married couples from domestic violence. These are important and needed improvements. We’ve seen a Rally on the River, where Family & Children’s Place, the Kosair Charities’ Face It Movement, Kentucky Youth Advocates and others came together to […]

HANDS graduates have plenty to be thankful for

On Tuesday, April 21, a number of children and their families graduated the Family & Children’s Place HANDS program. The program can last two years and matched first-time parents with an agency associate who shared tools and techniques the family could use before and after their child’s birth to help manage stress and demands, and activities and resources to ensure the baby’s healthy and happy development. The event celebrated the child and family’s success and provided the opportunity for a family photo and presentation of a diploma – a true graduation. Families were asked to share their thoughts and feelings […]

WellCare gives $5,000 to create safe and positive environment for abused and neglected children

From Wellcare: https://www.wellcare.com/aboutus/news_content/2038615 TAMPA, Fla. (April 22, 2015) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, announced today that it gave $5,000 to Family & Children’s to support their efforts to give abused and neglected children a safe and positive environment to visit with their families, while they work through the healing process. WellCare’s donation transformed a basic room into a fitness inspired center, which is now called the FIT Room, where children of all ages can engage in fun, physical activities. WellCare’s support provided a wide array of equipment, including […]

New law means more tools to fight Internet child porn

Copyright WDRB-TV, Louisville:  http://www.wdrb.com/story/28860587/new-law-means-more-tools-to-fight-internet-child-porn FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) — State Police call internet child pornography the fastest growing crime in Kentucky. Now police will have more resources as they try to hit “delete” on the problem. WDRB watched as a forensic investigator performed an autopsy – on a laptop. If there are illegal images of child porn on its hard drive, he’ll find them. “We’re looking for evidence, just in a different kind of way,” said Lt. Jeremy Murrell, commander of the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Unit. Nine people, including four detectives, make up the Internet Crimes Against Children or ICAC […]

Tee off to tackle child abuse

Whether you hook, slice, fade or are a hole in one ace, you’re going to want to find a foursome and register for the Family & Children’s Place 12th annual Golf Scramble. Cost for the Friday, June 12 scramble, at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, is just $840 per foursome (with no sponsorship) or $210 for an individual. The fee covers 18 holes of golf, a golf cart and lunch, along with prizes, giveaways and entertainment. But it also helps Family & Children’s Place prevent and stop child violence, abuse and neglect, and provide critical healing therapies. Tee time is 1:30 […]

Abuse survivor invites runners, walkers to ‘Stomp the silence’

Katya Estes’ 5k will reveal ‘invisible crime,’ raise awareness for Family & Children’s Place LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 17, 2015) – Katya Estes is out to “stomp the silence” about child abuse. A survivor herself – she went public last year about abuse by her grandfather – Estes is hosting a 5k run/walk to support Family & Children’s Place, which she credits for helping her heal. “This is a subject people don’t want to talk about, to acknowledge,” said Estes. “So how is it going to get fixed if we don’t help people understand what’s going on in their city, in […]

Family & Children’s Place staffer gets YPAL post

Congratulations to Micah Jorrisch, Family & Children’s Place Director of New Business Development and Corporate/Community Partnerships, for his selection as Director of Professional Development for the Young Professionals Association of Louisville. The association helps connect, engage and develop metro Louisville’s young professionals through community, professional and social opportunities. http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2015/04/16/ypal-names-new-officers-board-of-directors.html  

Louisville Building Brighter Futures Breakfast draws hundreds

Thanks to everyone who attended Thursday morning’s Family & Children’s Place Building Brighter Futures Breakfast at The Seelbach in downtown Louisville. And thanks for your commitment to help children and families heal from the trauma of violence, abuse and neglect. More than 300 guests enjoyed a hot breakfast and learned about Family & Children’s Place and progress being made in the battle to end child abuse from Pam Darnall, agency president and CEO. Darnall also shared information about April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, and events the agency has or will put on, including the April 1 Rally to End Child […]

Family & Children’s Place annual breakfast Thursday

Agency to provide updates, recognize partners during Child Abuse Prevention Month event LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 13, 2015) – Family & Children’s Place,  which provides critical life-saving and changing services to children and families hurt by abuse, is holding its annual Building Brighter Futures breakfast Thursday, April 16. The hot breakfast, sponsored by event partners MainSource Bank, LG&E and UK HealthCare, and supported by Passport Health Plan, Brown-Forman, Deming Malone Livesay and Ostroff, and Humana, begins at 8 a.m. at The Seelbach, 500 S. Fourth St., in downtown Louisville. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. “We’ve worked with children and families in […]

Congress extends home visiting program

Congress has passed the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, and President Barack Obama has pledged his signature, ensuring home visits will continue in nearly 800 at-risk communities around the country. Approval shows that investment in young children continues to be a bipartisan issue in both the House and the Senate, and babies and their families are the big winners! The Family & Children’s Place HANDS program – Health Access Nurturing Development Services – doesn’t depend on the federal funding approved this week (we are funded by state Medicaid and tobacco settlement dollars), but the decision does […]

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