Four vital questions to teach your kids

Four vital questions to teach your kids

In a recent post, Chris Brown, president of the National Fatherhood Initiative, reflects on more than 20 years as a parent, and his view that one of the greatest gifts a parent can impart to his or her child is self-awareness. In the post, 4 Vital Questions to Teach Your Kids, he posits that we tend to focus on blaming others before we learn, if we ever do, to focus on our own actions. According to Brown, we avoid asking the tough questions because it’s usually easier to blame and move on without ever really learning from the conflict. In […]

By ‘paying himself rent,’ Mr. Sawyer secures his future

William Sawyer and his seven-year-old son moved from California to Louisville to start a new life, leaving behind a tumultuous relationship with his son’s mother. He had friends and family in Louisville he thought would help him get back on his feet, but he found rebuilding his life to be a little tougher than he anticipated. He and his son ended up in an emergency shelter. Referred to the ESG Rapid Rehousing program (Emergency Solutions Grants), he began working with Family Stabilization Program Case Manager Danielle Bell. Since Rapid Rehousing is a time-limited program, she worked with Mr. Sawyer to […]

Mildred V. Horn Foundation awards $4,250 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will support programs, services at the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 26, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place has received a $4,250 grant from the Mildred V. Horn Foundation, LaGrange, Ky., to help support programs and services provided by the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC). The center, one of six core programs provided by Family & Children’s Place, delivers compassionate, coordinated intervention, treatment and investigation of child sexual and physical abuse in Greater Louisville. Located in Old Louisville, the KCCAC houses in one place therapists, forensic interviewers, family advocates, the Crimes Against Children Unit of […]

WellCare supports children and families in crisis in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky., and TAMPA, Fla. (April 26, 2016) – Recognizing that child abuse, neglect and violence are serious and preventable public health issues, WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., gave$3,100 to Family & Children’s Place to support their HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services) program. The HANDS program, which is expected to support more than 800 families this year, provides voluntary in-home visitation for new and expectant parents to foster healthy pregnancy and births; stable child growth and development; safe homes; and self-sufficient families. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, The Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment in the United States and […]

Congratulations, HANDS graduates!

Graduation is always a happy time, but when families participating in the HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services) program graduate, it’s a guaranteed great time with plenty of food, fun, smiles, laughter and celebrations. HANDS is one of six core programs for Family & Children’s Place that provides new parents free in-home visitation by a skilled mentor who teaches them  parenting and behavioral skills, and techniques and activities that stimulate development to give their baby the best start possible in life. Recently, 22 children and their families graduated and nine children, along with 34 family members, enjoyed a party featuring […]

Thanks for standing up for and beside kids

Thanks to everyone who attended Wednesday’s Family & Children’s Place Louisville Building Brighter Futures Breakfast at The Seelbach Hilton. And thanks for standing up for and beside children, the most vulnerable members of our community, to protect them from violence, abuse and neglect. Nearly 400 guests enjoyed a hot breakfast and heard about progress and plans from Pam Darnall, agency president and CEO. We were honored to have as special guests Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear, and to have Beshear talk about the statewide series of training he and Mrs. Bevin are co-sponsoring to increase […]

Family & Children’s Place plans Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast

Kentucky attorney general, first lady to join Building Brighter Futures morning event LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 14, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place will host its annual Building Brighter Futures Child Prevention Breakfast Wednesday, April 20, at the Seelbach Hilton in downtown Louisville. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and First Lady Glenna Bevin have committed to attend the event. The complimentary hot breakfast begins at 8 a.m. at the hotel, 500 S. 4th St. – registration begins at 7:30 a.m. – and is sponsored by LG&E, UK Healthcare, Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff, Passport Health, UofL Pediatrics, Republic Bank, and the […]

Donor-advised funds easy, effective, create lasting change

When you elect to give to charitable organizations, you likely have several assumptions. You want it to be easy. You want your contributions to be as impactful and effective as possible. You want to own the decisions on when to give and whom to support. You want the chance to continue to increase earnings and reap a tax benefit. Then a donor-advised fund, which is much like a charitable savings account, may be the right choice for you. Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States. It really is simple. You “deposit” cash or other assets […]

Family & Children’s Place best in class services re-accredited

Council on Accreditation affirms highest standards of care, proven, positive outcomes LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 12, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place, the leading agency in Louisville and Southern Indiana providing services that stop, prevent and heal trauma caused by child abuse, violence and neglect, has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), the premier accrediting body for social service agencies in the United States. COA accreditation – which requires a comprehensive review of the agency’s practices every four years – attests Family & Children’s Place meets the highest national standards of best practice and delivers the best quality services […]

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