Pam Darnall Named Family and Children’s Place President

Thanks Main Source Bank!

Main Source Bank is one of our proud Corporate Partners.  They have been a generous donor for over ten years, this week presenting F&CP with $5,000. Thanks Main Source Bank and thank you John Whitbeck, Market President and Michelle Kristiansen, Branch Manager with JT Henderson of F&CP (pictured here).

Holiday Thank You!

A big holiday thank you to an anonymous donor who provided new blankets and stuffed animals to Family & Children’s Place.  These items will be used in our Children’s Advocacy Centers in Louisville and Southern Indianato help offer comfort to children and families healing from abuse, violence and neglect.  These items will be greatly appreciated.  Thank You!  

Thanks Whip Mix!

  A very special F&CP thank you to Whip Mix! Last month Whip Mix employees visited our Shively office, later donating nearly $800 and delivering box loads of items in response to our programs’ wish lists. Our very grateful HANDS staff (featured here) received boxes of diapers and baby wipes. The staff put their gifts to good use in the home visitation program for a first time or expectant parent.

Sneak a Peak at KCAC

Carole Yocum is an architect at Cox Allen & Associates, Architects, Inc., building planners for the new, Kosair Child Advocacy Center on 5th and Kentucky. She has created a blog to keep us updated on the construction. Check it out and see what you think!  http://famchildplace.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/open-air/  

Child Abuse and Neglect Annual Report

This September the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services (DCBS) submitted their annual report of child abuse and neglect fatalities and near fatalities. The report cites substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues as common patterns of risk in child abuse and neglect cases. Some specific features of the report include 77 percent of the child victims were three years of age or younger, 90 percent of those responsible for the abuse were one or both parents acting alone or with another and 79 percent were Caucasian. The findings emphasize the necessity for […]

Courier Journal – Proactive approach can help to combat child sexual abuse

By: Dan Fox – President, Family & Children’s Place Featured in the Louisville Courier-Journal on June 26, 2012 Click here to view article on Courier-Journal website. Don’t talk to strangers. For decades now this sentiment more or less sums up the philosophy society has adopted as a solution to the maltreatment of children. The assumption is that by teaching children not to interact with suspicious looking individuals, not unlike the perpetrators depicted on prime-time television, we are effectively reducing the risk of violence, sexual abuse, child abduction and the like. Aside from that, such topics are seen as taboo and […]

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