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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 & […]

Report shows seven years of decline in student substance abuse

Majority of students report no use, but non-prescribed drug use remains unchanged LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2016) – For the seventh straight year, the percentage of surveyed students living in the 40208, 40210 and 40215 ZIP codes (an area served by the PAL Coalition) who reported they used alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana decreased, according to the 2016 Youth Core Measures Report. The reductions are significant, say G. Sam Sloss, Ph.D, and Sheila Anderson, BSN, MA, JD, who prepared and shared the report at a PAL Coalition meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19. PAL is a Drug Free Communities Grant provided through the […]

Mid-year report shows client progress, deepening impact

22,000+ hours of service to 4,000+ children, family members, majority satisfied with care LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Among the commitments Family & Children’s Place makes to partners, funders and supporters is to report out regularly on our impact – the numbers of children and families we are helping and the positive changes we are making in their lives. It’s a subject we take seriously, so we have a strategic plan with very specific outcome measures, and rigorous metrics that reveal both quantitative and qualitative progress. It’s a kind of demonstrated return on investment – because dollars provided and donated to Family […]

30th annual CAPER to benefit Family & Children’s Place

Silent, live auctions, Denny Crum Community Service Award anchor annual fundraiser LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place is preparing for its 30th annual CAPER, presented by Delta Dental of Kentucky, a fundraiser following the Feb. 18 Louisville Cardinals vs. Virginia Tech men’s basketball game. CAPER kicks off at 3 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. at the Galt House Hotel, a short walk from the YUM! Center. This year’s CAPER includes live and silent auctions, fun, games and delicious tastings of food and desserts from local restaurants. Cardinal players and coaching staff often stop by to […]

Cralle Foundation awards $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Funds support compassionate services at agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2017) – The Cralle Foundation Inc., has awarded $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place to support programs and services at its Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC). The center is the only facility of its kind in Greater Louisville serving children who allege sexual abuse. Last year, the KCCAC saw more than 1,400 children, an increase of more than 100 over the previous year. Children referred to the center by police and Child Protective Services receive compassionate care, including a forensic interview and a comprehensive […]

Family & Children’s Place auctioning ultra-rare bourbon

Aficionados, collectors can bid online for bottle of 1980 vintage Old Fashioned Copper LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place is pleased to be one of 200 charities across the country to receive a bottle of ultra-rare bourbon to auction to support our work preventing and treating child violence, abuse and neglect. Aficionados can bid for the highly desired spirit on the CharityAuctions website: http://bit.ly/2ktCtWU. The bottle of O.F.C. (Old Fashioned Copper) comes from a rare and special release of vintage spirit by Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky. The special release comprises only 200 bottles: 100 […]

Arbonne Charitable Foundation awards $5,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Family, School Services grant supports after-school programs for Meyzeek students LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2017) – The Arbonne Charitable Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Arbonne Angels in Action grant to Family & Children’s Place to support the agency’s Family & School Services (FSS) program, which serves at-risk students who attend Meyzeek Middle School. The foundation is the charitable side of Arbonne International LLC, which creates skincare and wellness products and the grant is second awarded to support students’ success. Specifically, the grant will be used to purchase and provide learning materials and supplies and help fund family nights that bring […]

Yum! Brand Foundation awards $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Two $7,500 awards will help provide healthy snacks, meals to students after school LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2017) – The Yum! Brands Foundation awarded $15,000 in grants to Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading agency preventing and healing child violence, abuse, and neglect. The grants – $7,500 apiece for the PAL Coalition and Family & School Services – will provide healthy meals and snacks to students and family members who otherwise might not have access to nutritious food. PAL is a community-based collaborative working to reduce substance abuse and provide healthy living alternatives to young people in the 7th Street […]

Report shows seven years of decline in student substance use, abuse

Majority of students report no use, but non-prescribed drug use remains unchanged LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2016) – For the seventh straight year, the percentage of surveyed students living in the 40208, 40210 and 40215 ZIP codes (an area served by the PAL Coalition) who reported they used alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana decreased, according to the 2016 Youth Core Measures Report. The reductions are significant, say G. Sam Sloss, Ph.D, and Sheila Anderson, BSN, MA, JD, who prepared and shared the report at a PAL Coalition meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19. PAL is a Drug Free Communities Grant provided through the […]