15th annual Inc.credible Award winners announced

15th annual Inc.credible Award winners announced

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2015) – Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce announced the winners for its 2015 Inc.credible Awards presented by Strothman & Company. The 2015 Celebration of Small Business Luncheon held Friday at the Galt House, aimed to recognize, celebrate and inspire small businesses in Greater Louisville. Annually, the event recognizes the best and brightest in the field. “It is great to take time to celebrate the accomplishments of our region’s small businesses,” said GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler. “The vast majority of local businesses are small and the ones being honored at the Inc.credibles […]

Agency wins Inc.credible Nonprofit Impact Award

We are absolutely thrilled to receive the Nonprofit Impact Award in the 2015 Inc.credible Awards, a celebration of small business sponsored by Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) and presented by Glenview Trust Co. We congratulate all the great finalist organizations, Fund for the Arts, Lifehouse Maternity Home, Louisville Downtown Partnership, Louisville Youth Choir and The Cabbage Patch Settlement House. We couldn’t do it without our amazing staff, donors, volunteers, board and supporters! Here’s the news release.

Chow down on some Cajun and help keep kids safe

Ragin’ for Cajun? If so, make plans now to head out to Joe’s OK Bayou, Monday, Sept. 28, for a some gator tail, muffaletta or a fresh po’ boy. Take along a flyer and 25 percent of your meal, a quarter for every dollar you spend, will be donated to Family & Children’s Place to help stop and prevent child abuse. You can tease and tickle your taste buds and tackle a terrible crime at the same time. The eatery is at 9874 Linn Station Road right here in Louisville. Grab a seat, enjoy the chow, show the flyer and […]

Family & Children’s Place partnering in Louisville film project

‘Beauty Mark’ will pull no punches, start conversation about silent epidemic of child sexual abuse LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2015) – Family & Children’s Place is partnering in production of a film about the toll and trauma of child sexual abuse, based on the real-life experience of one of the project’s producers. The film, Beauty Mark, will tell the story of Angie, a young mother caring for her four-year-old son and alcoholic mother in a hardscrabble area of Louisville. When she learns her house is being condemned, she faces life on the streets with just $65 to her name, so […]

Case shows value of teaching children to protect themselves

The arrest of former St. Margaret Mary Parish Pastor Stephen Pohl on federal child pornography charges proves the value of teaching children about abuse, and how important it is to report anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. The case began only after a student told his mother the priest had pulled him aside after school to take a series of photos on his cellphone. When Pohl asked him to sit with his hands on his knees, with his legs spread apart, the boy followed the priest’s orders, but told his mom it felt “weird.” Over a few days, the boy’s […]

Letter lauds decision to hire new caseworkers

The Indianapolis Star recently published a letter from Cathleen Graham, MSW, LCSW, and executive director of the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy (IARCA), thanking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for supporting the state Department of Child Services through authorizing the hiring of 113 additional staff to keep up with and manage the influx of cases. Citing a 26.1 percent increase in the number of children who are in Indiana’s welfare system, Graham noted the increase is needed to provide appropriate services. Currently, IARCA agencies, serve about 3,900 children every day in foster homes, group homes and residential treatment facilities. […]

Social worker safety a growing concern

Social work is a serious – and sometimes dangerous – profession, as proven by the recent fatal shooting of Lara Sobel, a longtime employee of the Vermont Department of Children and Families. Sobel, who leaves behind a husband and two daughters, was killed by a woman upset about losing custody of her daughter. Condolences are obviously offered to friends, colleagues and family, but also to the children and families Sobel has worked with over her 14 years with the Vermont agency. Hers is a loss that extends into the community, into society where she contributed so mightily to creating safe […]

Abused children show ‘encouraging’ ability to regulate emotions

By Janice Wood Psych Central Children who have been abused or exposed to other types of trauma typically experience more intense emotions than their peers. But a new study has found that, with a little help, those children can learn to regulate their emotions, which could help them cope with difficult situations, as well as benefit more from therapy. A University of Washington-led team of researchers studied what happens in the brains of maltreated adolescents when they viewed emotional images, and then tried to control their responses to them. The researchers found that with a little guidance, these children have […]

AR-HALE Foundation provides $5,000 grant to child advocacy center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2015) — Family & Children’s Place has received a $5,000 grant from the AR-HALE Family Foundation Inc., funds it will use to will help support work at its Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC). The Lima, Ohio, foundation supports philanthropic and religious initiatives that help families and children, primarily in communities where foundation shareholders reside, with emphasis on Louisville; Allen, Auglaize and Shelby counties, and the cities of Dayton and Lima, Ohio; Shawnee, OK.; and Erie, PA. Family & Children’s Place gives Louisville area child victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation and their families a place to […]

Study: Child sexual assault ‘far too common in Indiana’

The Associated Press A report by the Global Health Communication Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis found that adolescent sexual assault is “far too common” in the state. The report, “An Investigation into Adolescent Sexual Assault Underreporting in Indiana,” was made public last week at the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana’s meeting. “It confirms a lot of what we thought we knew and raises a lot of questions about things we still need to know,” said Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale of Indianapolis, who advocated for the study and presented its findings to the commission, along […]

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