There can be no excuses in child abuse cases

There can be no excuses in child abuse cases

Among the many truisms Family & Children’s Place regularly shares is that “there is no excuse for child abuse.” We do it on Twitter, on Facebook and Instagram, with and without hashtags. So we continue to be surprised and outraged when people make excuses for things such as not reporting abuse – often of their own child. Such was the case in Gwinnett County, Georgia, near Atlanta, where a mother blamed her “hectic work schedule,” for not telling police that her boyfriend sexually abused her six-year-old daughter. Too busy at work to protect her daughter? Shocking, and appalling. The child’s […]

Meet Ambassador Natalie Turner

This is one in a series of question and answer sessions with Family & Children’s Place Ambassadors, young business and community leaders helping build support for and awareness of the agency and its work. Question: Why did you get involved as an Ambassador with Family & Children’s Place? Answer: Most importantly to help families in our area that deal with unfortunate situations, but also to learn more about the organization and find ways that I can help spread our mission to end child abuse. Q: What’s your day job? A: General manager of Southern Indiana for Aramark.  I partner with […]

PAL youth demonstrate committed citizenship

People who think that young people are disinterested and disengaged haven’t met some of the students participating in the PAL Coalition program. The youth, who all live in the 7th Street corridor – Park Hill, Algonquin and Old Louisville – are very interested and engaged, and fully committed to improving their lives, neighborhoods and community. At a mid-day presentation Wednesday, several of the youth – some of them refugee students from Africa – spoke about their concerns and commitment. Topics included beautification, poverty, food deserts and access to healthy and wholesome food, substance and alcohol abuse, education, jobs and opportunity. […]

Beauty Mark draws rave reviews

Family & Children’s Place was thrilled to be at the epicenter of last week’s sold out premiere of the Beauty Mark Film, the locally produced, powerful and provocative film about child abuse. The film drew rave reviews from the Louisville crowd! Following the viewing, F&CP President/CEO Pam Darnall joined producer Harris Doran and newcomer actor Auden Thornton and veteran Catherine Curtain, of “Orange is the New Black,” for a question and answer session, and we were excited by how committed crowd members were to understanding and helping to end child abuse. Producers are seeking a mass distribution deal, but also […]