Sample some bourbon, support kids’ recovery from abuse

Sample some bourbon, support kids’ recovery from abuse

Bourbon lovers, likers and the curious are invited to the inaugural Louisville Mashed bourbon-tasting event, Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., to enjoy Kentucky’s native product and to support Family & Children’s Place. A $20 donation at the door lets you enjoy tastings, samples from partners and some light bites, and connects you to new networks – sponsors expect more than 250 to participate in this first of its kind fun and casual event. Louisville Mashed also will contribute each $20 donation or to help children and families hurt by abuse. Event-goers are encouraged to bring and enter […]

Shannon McRae – October Ambassador of the month

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 F&CP? ANSWER: Family & Children’s Place has a mission I believe in. I want to help get the word out about the organization and help it make a difference in the community. Q:  What’s your day job? A: Business acceleration manager for McRae Technologies, LLC, and staying home with my little guy. Q:  What person do you […]

FBI action recovers 149 exploited children

Operation Cross Country aimed to free victims of child sex trafficking FBI release Operation Cross Country, a nationwide law enforcement action that took place last week and focused on underage victims of prostitution, has concluded with the recovery of 149 sexually exploited children and the arrests of more than 150 pimps and other individuals. The FBI, in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), conducted the annual action—the ninth and largest such enforcement to date—as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. “Our mission is to protect […]

Agency licensed as Behavioral Health Services Organization

Designation enables Family & Children’s Place to help more Medicaid recipients LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2015) – Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services has licensed Family & Children’s Place as a certified Behavioral Health Services Organization, which will allow the agency to help even more Medicaid recipients with behavioral health issues stemming from substance use, mental health disorder or a co-occurring disorder. Donna Russow, vice president of programs, said the change provides patients greater access to critical services and helps prevent unnecessary admissions to formal facility-based care. “Designation as a BHSO enables us to serve even greater numbers of […]

Guest Post: Child Advocacy Centers serve children affected by abuse

From the Kentucky Youth Advocates website. By Pam Darnall President/CEO, Family & Children’s Place Kentucky’s network of 15 child advocacy centers (CACs) is among the state’s best-kept secrets. Not because anyone intentionally seeks to hide or withhold information, but rather because of the too often unspoken nature of its work: helping child victims of sexual abuse. Last year, the state’s 15 CACs served more than 6,000 child victims of abuse – primarily sexual abuse, but some physical abuse cases as well – with multidisciplinary team investigations, forensic interviews, specialized medical and mental healthcare, and victim advocacy. It’s rare to read or hear about […]

We appreciate the kind words

The kindest words about our work often come from our client children and families. We are both proud of and humbled by that since everything we do is aimed at helping them. Our ultimate goal is to foster and invest in hope with children and families to build better futures for everyone. Following are some recent comments we have received from parents and school administrators about our Family & School Services CLASP (Community, Leadership, Action and Service Project) program: From parents: CLASP (Community, Leadership, Action and Service Project) is an amazing program.  They have a sense of family that I […]

Choose to be a ‘Polished Man’

Have you heard about Polished Man? It invites men to lend their voice – and a fingernail – to combating child abuse, and it’s a campaign we can get behind and encourage you to support as well. Men paint one fingernail, usually the third finger on the right hand, a bright color to represent the one child in five that will physically or sexually abused by the time he or she is 18. The movement was started by Elliott Costello who was inspired by a trip to Cambodia. There he met a young girl, Thea, who in talk and play […]

Former client stays in touch

Reports John Taylor, director of Indiana programs for Family & Children’s Place, a former client family stopped by his offices recently to let staff know how they are all doing – the agency continues to be connected with relatives of this family through  services. One of the children who came in – who previously received service but is now an adult – said she is doing very well and that another younger child still has some struggles but is doing “OK,” according to the mother. The family moved to Southern Indiana after a natural disaster many years back, and Family […]

Join us, become an agency Ambassador

Family & Children’s Place is recruiting ambitious young professionals to take part in the 2016 Ambassador program!  This is a fantastic opportunity for people aged 21-40 to build their personal brand and make a big difference in the lives of children in our community! Benefits include: Opportunity to build your network by working with the agency’s robust base of volunteers, corporate and individual supporters. A great foundation for individuals interested in further leadership roles within a nonprofit organization. Acknowledgement in official correspondence, including our annual report and website. “Ambassador of the Month” acknowledgement in the monthly e-newsletter and via social […]

HANDS proves itself to be evidence-based, effective

HomVEE, the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness program, sponsored by the federal Health and Human Services department, has declared HANDS to be evidence-based, showing demonstrable outcomes in not just two measures (the minimum), but in four – child health, family economic self-sufficiency, maternal health and reductions in child maltreatment. The declaration follows four years of submitting program and efficacy data to HomVEE and definitively proves the benefits provided to first-time parents and families by HANDS workers such as those who so ably represent Family & Children’s Place. “You should be very proud of yourselves and your teams,” said a Department […]

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