Attorney General Beshear, First Lady Bevin announce child sexual abuse and prevention training

Attorney General Beshear, First Lady Bevin announce child sexual abuse and prevention training

Training focuses on behaviors of sexual predators, ways to keep children safe on the Internet FRANKFORT, KY. (Feb. 9, 2016) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and First Lady Glenna Bevin are partnering to launch a comprehensive statewide training agenda aimed at protecting Kentucky’s children from sexual abuse. The Attorney General and First Lady joined child advocates and lawmakers today to highlight the nearly 20 statewide trainings that focus on the ways and how sexual predators try to approach children. The trainings will assist law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers, community advocates, religious affiliates, parents and educators in keeping children safe. “In Kentucky, […]

Safeguarding your baby’s sleep easy as ABC

Every five days, an infant in Kentucky dies due to a sleep-related risk factor, according to Safe Sleep Kentucky. Risk factors range from babies sleeping on their stomachs to sleeping on soft surfaces such as a couch or chair to sleeping in a bed with a parent to sleeping on or under soft or loose bedding. All put a child at greater risk of SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and in 2013, nine out of 10 children who died from SIDS in Kentucky had at least one unsafe sleep factor. Additionally, infant death from unsafe sleep is 70 times […]

Thanks for helping make 29th Caper a huge success

We have many thank-yous to share after Saturday’s 29th annual Caper, held at the Kentucky International Convention Center, following the University of Louisville Cardinals-Boston College basketball game. Thanks to the volunteers, who are so important to the event and to our work with children and families. To the food partners – Joella’s Hot Chicken, Chuy’s, Rocky’s Sub Pub, Famous Dave’s, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Mark’s Feed Store, Centerplate and Sweet Frog Yogurt – for providing such tasty bites. To the Caper Committee, who helped plan and execute the event – Lauren O’Conner, Joe Clay, Mona Jenkins, Allie Jorrisch, Max McKiernan and […]

Bill Meyer elected to international CPA association

Congratulations to Family & Children’s Place Board member William Meyer III, for his election to the North American Board of Directors of CPA Associates International, a leading international association of accounting firms. Meyer is a CPA and managing partner with Strothman and Company. CPA Associates International is an association of CPA firms comprising 142 member firms in nearly 300 offices worldwide. It has over 40 members in North America and over 100 members in 57 other countries.  

Indiana Senate approves child abuse registry bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would create a public registry of people convicted of child abuse or neglect. The bill that would create a list similar to online sex-offender registries was passed by the Senate on Wednesday on a 49-0 vote. The bill was inspired by the death of 19-month-old Kirk Coleman who died of a brain injury in 2014 while being cared for by a baby-sitter who had previously pleaded guilty to child neglect. She is awaiting trial on a charge of felony battery resulting in death. State Sen. Carlin Yoder authored the […]

Councilman James shares insights with PAL Coalition

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Louisville Sixth District Metro Councilman David James joined the PAL Coalition to talk about his life as a police office and his tenure as a council member. He encouraged young PAL members to dream and find their “deals” in life – what makes them wake up in the morning, what makes them want to continue to grow in life, how will the impact the world. He also talked about the importance of voting and the different outlooks that Republicans and Democrats have, and touched on the importance of paying attention to local government, how it affects […]

Free Naloxone Kits and training sessions to be held at Public Health and Wellness

Drug can reverse the effects of heroin overdose to prevent death LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will offer free Naloxone (also referred to by its brand name as Narcan®) kits and training sessions on how to administer  it to reverse the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs to prevent death. Training sessions are open to the general public including first responders and to the family and friends of those who use heroin or other opioid drugs.   Each training session takes about 15 minutes to complete.  Training sessions will be held continuously on Monday, Feb. […]

Teen suicide seminar set

Central High School PTSA is hosting for the third consecutive year, suicide prevention training for students and parents. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth, and suicide is preventable if you know how to recognize when someone is in crisis and how to help them. The suicide prevention session is March 17, in the Central High School senior cafeteria, 1130 W. Chestnut St. The session starts at 5:30 with registration. Guest speaker is Stephen M. Ulrich with the Suicide Prevention Association. Carol Smith also will talk about nutrition and food facts.  

Auction has something for everyone

King’s Island tickets, Coach Pitino-signed basketball and NCAA championship floor, bats tickets, an LMPD ride-along. These are just some of the items up for bid during the Caper silent and live auction this Saturday at the Kentucky International Convention Center! Throw in a UPS flight simulator ride for four, a hot air balloon ride, a lottery prize package, a U of L quilt. Or how about a Maker’s Mark Bourbon tasting Experience for up to 20 people or poker night with Coach Denny Crum and eight friends. It’s a chance to meet the Cards men’s basketball team and the Louisville […]

Why suburbs could use more police social workers

By Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160201/news/160209974/ Suburban police officers dealing with an increase in mental health and substance abuse calls are not equipped to handle such crises, experts say. That’s why social workers at police departments are essential to helping bridge the gap between law enforcement and the myriad human problems they encounter. Yet, few suburban police departments have them, and the shortage is especially pronounced in the Fox Valley area. From more than 85 towns examined, only 33 suburban police departments have a social worker on staff, according to the Association of Police Social Workers. The number […]

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