Drive Out Child Abuse in annual golf scramble June 10

Drive Out Child Abuse in annual golf scramble June 10

Make plans now to help Drive Out Child Abuse in the Family & Children’s Place annual golf scramble, June 10, at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. The 13th annual scramble is a FUNdraising event, bringing awareness and critical support for the agency’s work with children and families hurt by abuse. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a pro,” said JT Henderson, vice president of Philanthropy. “Every drive, birdie or bogey gets us one step closer to ending child abuse. “So sign up your friends and come out and enjoy a day of golf, along with giveaways, prizes and entertainment and […]

Pam Darnall to discuss sustainability

Pam Darnall, Family & Children’s Place president and CEO, will be the guest speaker at an upcoming Nonprofit Leaders Network event in Louisville. Darnall, who has been in leadership roles for more than 20 years, most of them in children’s services, will speak on the role of succession planning in sustainability. The Nonprofit Leaders Roundtable event is from noon to 1:30 p.m., March 11, at the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Ave. Tickets are $25 and include lunch. Topics Darnall will cover include: Processes Family & Children’s Place uses to ensure successful succession for board, staff and […]

Thanks for the gift baskets for our kids

Thanks to Tanya Borrego, a consultant at Thirty-One Gifts, for showing her love for our children. Tanya and her friends got together and stuffed 106 gift baskets with treats, toys, and games for young Family & Children’s clients.  Here she is pictured with her friend, Sandy Ison, and some of the gift baskets, worth more than $3,200. A true gift of the heart!

Chair of Kentucky’s Child Fatality Review Panel supports opening abuse and neglect court proceedings

By Roger Crittenden http://insiderlouisville.com/metro/commentary-open-abuse-neglect-proceedings/?utm_source=Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=c0fc9cd904-Manual_Daily_Insider_20160223&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ccd89012b-c0fc9cd904-70830905 It is time to begin opening child abuse and neglect proceedings within the commonwealth’s juvenile and family courts to public view. Kentucky’s Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel, for a second year, has made this recommendation to Kentucky’s legislature. This also marks the second consecutive year Sen. Julie Raque Adams proposed legislation to allow the creation of a small number of presumptively open court pilot sites in Kentucky. The intent of this legislation, as stated in the Panel’s 2015 report, is to promote “transparency, accountability, and systems improvement.” Sen. Adams’ proposal, Senate Bill 40, through the use […]

Standing up for the homeless

Shoutouts to Jennifer, Elizabeth and Mona, from our Family Stabilization Program, for joining hundreds of others around the city take to the streets to speak up for the homeless. Jennifer, Elizabeth and Mona showed their commitment to ending homelessness by holding signs near our campus at 5th and Kentucky streets. Coordinated by the Coalition of the Homeless, of which Family & Children’s Place is a partner, it was a callout to community leaders to take real action, to find real solutions.

Fred Cowan sees differences agency makes during ‘shadow’ visits

During a recent meeting of the Family & Children’s Place Board of Directors, member Fred Cowan, a former Kentucky attorney general and retired Jefferson County Circuit Court judge, shared that he had shadowed some agency staff in two program visits. He visited HANDS, which works with new parents to provide babies a happy and healthy start, and Families and Schools Together (FAST), an after-school program that works with at-risk students at Meyzeek Middle School. Following are Cowan’s comments to board members about his shadowing experiences: I’ve served on many boards and we always hear that we’re doing good work, but […]

Report: Indiana saw sharp increase in homicides under age 20

Associated Press http://www.thenewsdispatch.com/news/indiana_state_news/article_92a92cc5-7df3-53db-a5bd-7243342533ee.html SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana saw a sharp increase in homicides among children and teenagers in 2013, and homicide was the leading cause of death for blacks ages 15 to 24, according to a report released Monday by a group that tracks such statistics. The Indiana Youth Institute, a nonprofit that works to improve child development, says homicide deaths for those younger than 20 jumped from 35 in 2012 to 65 in 2013, which was the most recent year for which data was available. Of those 65 homicides, about 73 percent occurred in Marion, Lake and […]

Indiana launches online safety program to protect children

INDIANA – The Internet can be a dangerous place for kids, and that’s why the Indiana State Police launched an education program to help reduce online victimization of our youth. The Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) announced a statewide youth education initiative Monday that hopes to bring awareness and reduce the cyber victimization of kids between the ages of 8 and 18. At this point, there are 61 ICAC task forces in the United States, and Indiana’s ICAC Task Force is the first to have full-time youth educators. Three ICAC youth educators will be available to present the program […]

Louisvillians to ‘Take A Stand’ against homelessness on Feb. 18

The Coalition for the Homeless – Family & Children’s Place is a partnering agency – is taking its message to the streets on Thursday, Feb. 18. Starting at 4:30 p.m., drive time, when people begin to head to their safe, warm and comfortable homes, volunteers and coalition representatives will stand outside and hold up signs at locations around the city to increase awareness of and to encourage people to take a stand against homelessness, and to show their commitment via Facebook, Twitter and other social media. “We hope hundreds of people all over the city will want to be part […]

Son’s idea creates a very special story of giving

The just-passed season of giving inspires different people different ways. Following is a story about a family inspired to help Family & Children’s Place. It was around the holidays and my husband and I were going over our calendar for the upcoming weeks and events.  My son got upset because many of the events were adult parties and he said he would like to have a party.  He decided he wanted to have a Favorite Things party, where each friend would bring their favorite toy.  I allowed him to create the guest list and him alone.  He had about 18 […]

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