You can make a difference in child abuse

You can make a difference in child abuse

By the time you finish reading this brief, more than 30 cases of child abuse will have been reported to authorities nationwide. By the end of today, that number will swell past 9,000. And five of those children will have died at the hands of their abuser – all in a single day. When we take stock of these sobering statistics during April – Child Abuse Prevention Month – it’s easy to be overwhelmed and to ask yourself, “What can I possibly do to make a difference?” The answer is that you can do a lot. You can help prevent […]

F&CP’s Pam Darnall taking part in Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Pam Darnall, Family & Children’s Place president and CEO, will be participating, along with 39 other community, nonprofit and business leading women, in Bizwomen Mentoring Monday, sponsored by Louisville Business First. It’s the second year Darnall has been invited to the fast-paced mentoring and networking event, which takes place from 8-9:45 a.m., Monday, April 4, at The Olmstead, 3701 Frankfort Ave., in Louisville. Similar events are scheduled in 43 Business Journal markets on the same day, meaning that at least 200+ women will be coached in every market or 10K women across America, from Alaska to Hawaii. Each mentor conversation […]

2017 Rally to End Child Abuse draws big crowd

What an amazing and wonderful Rally to End Child Abuse this morning on the lawn of the Big Four Bridge! Thanks to First Lady Glenna Bevin for joining us, as well as Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell. Thanks to our speakers, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, Deputy Secretary Tim Feeley of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad. Kosair Charities Chair Jerry Ward, Medical Director and Chief at Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Medicine at UofL Dr. Melissa Currie, and Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks, along with our President and CEO Pam […]

Sponsor a pinwheel and commit to prevent child abuse

In just a few days, it will be April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout the year, Family & Children’s Place works to prevent and heal child violence and abuse through intervention, prevention and treatment, and this year, we are creating a local campaign as a part of the national Pinwheels for prevention promotion. Since 2008, the blue and white pinwheel has been the national symbol of child abuse prevention, so we are offering individuals, agencies, companies, churches, schools, anyone, really a chance to sponsor pinwheels for just $5 apiece. We will plant each sponsored pinwheel in a pinwheel garden […]

Counting down days to Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. Since that time, millions of Americans have participated in exciting public awareness campaigns. Individuals, organizations, and communities across the country plant pinwheels, organize trainings, host fundraisers, hold family fun events, and support a multitude of other activities celebrating childhood and raising awareness that all children deserve to grow up in a safe, healthy environment. Child abuse is one of the greatest tragedies of our times, but it doesn’t have to be. We can prevent it by building communities that are committed to strong families […]

Infant mortality rate drops 15 percent

Collaborative efforts to reduce rate showing promise As the leader of a multi-year, national initiative to reduce infant mortality rates and disparities across populations, The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality  (NICHQ) is heartened by the announcement March 21 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that U.S. infant mortality rates have decreased 15 percent from 2005 to 2014. The report also shows the U.S. infant mortality rate reached new lows for almost all populations. “These trends are encouraging and are a testament to the hard work of all the states and national partners who have worked together […]

Getting ready for April — Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize society’s most critical responsibility – protecting children, giving them the chance at a safe and healthy future. It’s also a time to acknowledge publicly the role each of us plays in creating the safest community possible for children and families. You can help in a number of ways. Donate to or volunteer with Family & Children’s Place. Your gifts will ensure that we can keep the promise to provide a safe haven, help, and hope to children who have been physically, emotionally and/or sexually abused, and to their families. […]

Leave no loophole in child abuse reporting laws

Under Kentucky Revised Statutes,  “any person who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child is dependent, neglected, or abused shall immediately cause an oral or written report to be made to a local law enforcement agency or the Department of Kentucky State Police; the cabinet or its designated representative; the Commonwealth’s attorney or the county attorney; by telephone or otherwise.” That means that under Kentucky law, if you see or suspect neglect or abuse, you must report it. Without exception. And that’s the way we believe the law should be applied – without exception. No person, no […]

Downtown Louisville rally to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month

First Lady, CHFS Deputy Secretary Feeley join Family & Children’s Place rally for children LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 21, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place invites business and community leaders, human service organizations, faith leaders and others to join Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Deputy Secretary Tim Feeley, agency leaders and other child service providers at the 2017 Rally to End Child Abuse. The rally, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, is planned for the lawn of the Big Four Bridge in downtown Louisville. The rally is an annual event for Family & […]

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