Women’s Reception a great event

Women’s Reception a great event

Thanks to everyone who attended the Family & Children’s Place Women’s Reception, and thanks, Lt. Bridget Thomerson, of the Crimes Against Children Unit of Louisville Metro Police, for speaking to the group. Thanks, too, Sherry Steinbock, for hosting the event.

Research points to transmission of neglectful child abuse through generations

The Chronicle of Social Change: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/research-and-resources/research-points-transmission-neglectful-child-abuse-generations/18374 The latest white paper published by Upbring examines the “Intergenerational Transmission of Child Neglect” as a specific type of abuse within families. Neglect is the most common form of child abuse, and until recently has not been closely studied independently of other forms of abuse such as physical and emotional abuse. In this paper, author Dee Wilson, M.S.W, considers the ways in which neglect has a lifelong physical and mental health impact on victims, and how it is “toxic” to childhood development and is more strongly linked to poverty than other kinds of abuse. […]

Thoughts on this Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day, we join everyone to remember and to honor the men and women – fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters – who gave all in service to their country. It is through their sacrifice that we may freely share our thoughts and opinions, may worship – or not – as we choose, and enjoy life and liberty as we do. So before we herald summer’s arrival with the roaring engines of the Indianapolis 500, the pyrotechnics of the country’s birthday, the aroma of barbecue and picnics, the rollercoaster screams and the splash of children at the breach and in swimming […]

Thanks, Rep. Jenkins, for caring about Kentucky’s kids

We were delighted to welcome Kentucky state Rep. Joni Jenkins to Family & Children’s Place today, to visit with our president and CEO, Pam Darnall, left, and PAL Coalition team members Tomy Molloy, second left, and Katie Kone, right. Jenkins, who represents House District 44 in Jefferson County, is partnering with PAL to help us facilitate some programming for young people during the next school year. Thanks, Rep. Jenkins, for making it a priority to help Kentucky kids!

Rahkyilah: A rough start to real responsibility

Rahkyilah comes from a large family. As the oldest girl, she takes care of her younger brothers and sisters, handle chores and keep up with her student responsibilities. She has had a rough start and understands her family lives in poverty, leading her to behave defensively and sometimes feel the need to fight to stand her ground. When she began in the program, she received numerous referrals and in-school suspensions. She got into arguments or fights with others she thought were making fun of or discriminating against her, leading to a negative image by other students and staff. Over time, […]

Graduation reflects Dakota’s successful path

Dakota, a senior in high school who will graduate soon, went through the Family & Children’s Place after-school program (Family & Student Services, FSS), between fifth and eighth grade. However, following graduation from the program, he came back to volunteer and help students facing similar issue to those that confronted him. Dakota comes from a large family, and his siblings have all been in the program as well.  Dakota struggled with his parents’ divorce, and a house fire, which led the family to move frequently throughout his middle school years. As the eldest child, Dakota helped care for his younger […]

Culture and fit led Tony Schwallie to F&CP board

In his day job, Tony Schwallie is an executive at Republic  Bank, where he oversees leading a host of banking centers with defined growth objectives in the competitive financial services industry. But he still finds time in his busy life to pursue another passion – as a board member for Family & Children’s Place. Family & Children’s Place is the leading agency in Louisville delivering preventive and corrective solutions through six program areas – Child & Family Services, Child Advocacy Center, Family & School Services, Family Stabilization Program, HANDS and the PAL Initiative –to the complex issues surrounding children who […]

After-school program gives William much needed foundation

William was a student at Meyzeek Middle School in the historically African-American Smoketown community near downtown Louisville. The neighborhood, according to FBI reports, is the 14th most dangerous in the United States. William has special needs and resisted Family & School Services programs and help by acting out and refusing to participate.  He also had difficulty making and keeping friends as well as in his academic studies. At the same time, William faced a significant challenge – his father was transitioning from male to female throughout his middle school years.  This was a difficult experience for him and one faced […]

Louisville Mashed, [give] 502 partner to help abused children

Members-only event to build buzz for bigger public bourbon-tasting benefit in the fall LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2016) – To show the power of collective impact, Louisville Mashed and [give] 502 are partnering and co-hosting a spring bourbon tasting kickoff, a tease for a larger fundraising event in November. Both events benefit Family & Children’s Place. The event, Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m., at Forest Giant, 2858 Frankfort Ave., is a chance for the Mashed committee, [give] 502 members and event partners to meet, greet and begin to build buzz and excitement about the fall event. Because of event […]

Doug Haynes shares the ‘why’ of his board service

People join boards of directors for a number of reasons – to develop business relationships, build a resume or amplify a career, to do something good for the world. For Doug Haynes, the latter clearly is his motivator for service on the Family & Children’s Place Board. For in addition to being a top-rated attorney, Haynes has his Master of Social Work degree. Family & Children’s Place is the leading agency in Louisville delivering preventive and corrective solutions through six program areas – Child & Family Services, Child Advocacy Center, Family & School Services, Family Stabilization Program, HANDS and the […]

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