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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 medical and mental health assessment. Additional services, such as family and child counseling, among others, also are available.

In every case, the goal is to identify, investigate and prosecute the offender, and to ensure appropriate therapy for the child victim and his or her family to overcome trauma and restore them to being happy and healthy. This is all managed by a multidisciplinary team comprising police, prosecutors, trauma-trained pediatricians and Child Protective Services, all supported by forensic interviewers, family advocates, and therapists.

The Louisville-based KCCAC is a national model that strives to provide seamless service from investigation to healing.

The Cralle Foundation Inc., of Louisville, provides grants primarily to education and human services, with a focus on children and youth services, community and economic development, education, higher education, human services and museums.

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Family & Children’s Place works to protect Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect and exploitation and, through research-based, trauma-informed services, help them heal. The organization has supported families for more than 127 years and today serves approximately 5,000 children and families annually. For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit www.famchildplace.org or call 502-893-3900.

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