Press Releases

Family & Children’s Place a ‘No Hit Zone’

Family & Children’s Place is proud to announce that its campus, including the Family Service Center, Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, and its parking areas is now a No Hit Zone. The declaration stems from a growing nationwide movement with hospitals, physician offices, prosecutors, law enforcement and child serving agencies to help reduce the incidence of violence. We understand that hitting – using violence, especially children, contributes to negative outcomes such as increased risk of aggression, antisocial behavior, physical injury and even some mental health problems. By being a No Hit Zone, the agency is helping reduce the risk that […]

WHAS Crusade for Children grants $26,500 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant supports healing services at the agency’s child advocacy centers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7, 2017) – The WHAS Crusade for Children, which raised $5.5 million during its June 2017 telethon, has awarded $26,500 to Family & Children’s Place to support its work to stop, prevent and heal child violence, abuse, and neglect in Louisville and Southern Indiana. “The WHAS Crusade for Children is a change maker for children’s health and welfare in this community, and we’re very proud to again be chosen to receive these critically important funds,” said Pam Darnall, president/CEO of Family & Children’s Place. Specifically, the WHAS […]

Family & Children’s Place elects six leaders to board of directors

New members bring government relations, finance, technology, and consulting experience   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 6, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading agency working to prevent and heal child violence, abuse and neglect, has elected six new members to its board of directors and bid thanks and goodbye to several others with significant service to the agency. New board members are: Bill Ehrig, former vice president of public relations/senior director of Government and International Affairs for Yum! Brands Inc. Dwight Maddox, Information Technology manager, Transit Authority of River City (TARC) Richard Garner, principal, Booz Allen Hamilton Dave Durand, CEO, […]

Kentucky Bar Foundation grants $10,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will support work at the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, visitation center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 22, 2017) – The Kentucky Bar Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place to support the ongoing work of the agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC) and Supervised Visitation Center. “This generous award will enable us to continue to give children and families the chance to be healthy, happy and safe, despite their painful pasts,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “There also is a natural alignment between the work we do and the […]

Teen town hall to feature Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott

The PAL Coalition and PACT in Action are hosting a teen town hall, featuring Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at the California Community Center. PAL is a program of Family & Children’s Place, a child abuse prevention agency, and PACT is a teen dating violence initiative of the Center for Women and Families and KentuckyOne Health. Free dinner will be provided at the town hall, which invites young people, families, and community members to participate and discuss issues facing their community. Scott, who represents the state’s 41st District, will participate and help answer questions asked […]

Jim and Madi Tate Fund awards $3,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant supports 10-week program to help at-risk students make healthy, positive choices LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 9, 2017) – The Jim and Madi Tate Fund has awarded a $3,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place to support advocacy and entrepreneurial projects for up to 30 students participating in the agency’s PAL Coalition programming. PAL works with communities, private nonprofit agencies and federal, state, and local governments to reduce substance abuse by young people living in Park Hill, Algonquin, and Old Louisville. The 10-week, one-day a week, three-hour-a-day program – Powerful Arriving Leaders Engage Louisville – benefits middle and high school-aged students who […]

Students use PhotoVoice to illustrate issues

Images, conditions of neighborhoods  become tools in advocacy to action event LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – Students participating in the PAL Coalition are sponsoring an evening of advocacy and empowerment with “My Normal: Do You See What I See,” 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 19, at Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, 4401 Taylor Blvd., in south central Louisville. For the PhotoVoice project, in partnership with Darryl Turpin, a co-principal of The Pinwheel Group, which works with young black males involved in the criminal justice system, students explored the five blocks surrounding their homes, photographing things they consider issues. For example, […]

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 […]