Today, we offer a very special thank you to Anna Grace Gibson, who instead of asking for gifts for herself for her birthday, asked for donations so she could help children and families overcome and recover from trauma of violence, abuse and neglect. Even at Christmas, a special time of giving and caring, Anna Grace’s generosity is inspiring and humbling.
Thanks to friends, Allison Case and Denise Diebold, and everyone else at ZirMed, a health care tech firm and great Family & Children’s Place partner, for dropping off a mountain of supplies for our HANDS families. These stuffed diaper bags and other items, collected and donated by ZirMed employees, will really help new parents we work with to give their babies the best and healthiest start possible.
As you ponder your 2016 resolutions, please consider the difference you can make before 2015 slips away. Your gift to Family & Children’s Place will provide healing therapy to a child who has been abused. It will give new parents the tools and training to get their baby off to the happiest, healthiest start possible. It will ensure a safe, supervised visitation between a child and parent and provide after-school help to a child to help him or her succeed not only academically but also socially. Your gift will give you the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference for […]
On Jan. 15, 2016, Family & Children’s Place is offering a mental health training for adults assisting young people. The all-day course will help increase your understanding of mental health issues and treatments, help connect more people with care and reduce stigma. This is helpful information given that many people with mental disorders delay seeking help, but are more open to getting help when suggested by someone they trust. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of different types of mental illnesses, how they can affect a person’s daily life and how you can help when someone is experiencing these […]
Family & Children’s Place had the chance Wednesday to host Kentucky Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear, who outlined plans for his office and efforts to tackle some of the issues facing Kentucky, including child abuse and exploitation, our areas of critical interest. Former attorney general and retired Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Fred Cowan introduced Beshear, who assumes office in early January. Beshear spoke to our board and then took a tour of our best in class Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, to meet the therapists, forensic interviewers and team that works with police, attorneys, Child Protective Services and U of L physicians […]
Thanks to our friends at A. Arnold World Class Relocation, including CEO and agency board member Greg Hoover, for dropping off a sleighful of presents for our Brighter Holidays program. These and other gifts help ensure that up to 200 children recovering from trauma will have a happy, hopeful Christmas. Pictured are F&CP Development staffers Heather Bruner, Kate Cassidy, Mary Beth Kerekes, Micah Jorrisch and Leah Walker, along with A. Arnold CEO Greg Hoover and his son.
Many thanks to friends from Humana who today dropped off some gifts for our Brighter Holiday program. Thanks to their generosity, up to 200 children utilizing Family & Children’s Place programs can look forward to a happy and hopeful Christmas.
Family & Children’s Place took time out today to enjoy an annual Christmas lunch, some Bingo and the chance for staff members to spend time with coworkers from other agency offices. The luncheon was held in the boardroom of the Family Service Center at the Zane and Kentucky streets campus.
Lexington Herald-Leader editorial: http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/editorials/article49741010.html The number of abuse and neglect cases that child-protection workers in Kentucky must juggle should not be a state secret. Yet the panel created by the legislature to review child deaths and make recommendations for keeping Kentucky children safer can’t seem to get the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to share data about caseloads. New Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson could get off to a good start by making it clear that she wants an end to the culture of secrecy. The cabinet’s stubborn refusal to comply with the open records […]
The U.S. Senate has passed measures to help protect children from sexual abuse by funding school programs that provide age-appropriate lessons to primary and secondary school students, as well as information to parents, guardians, and teachers on how to recognize and safely report sexual abuse. These provisions, based on the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Act and the Helping Our Schools Protect Our Children Act, were included in the bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act. It passed the Senate today by a margin of 85-12. Twenty-six states have passed a version […]