Healthy Babies is a goal we should all get behind

Healthy Babies is a goal we should all get behind

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Pam Darnall, president/CEO of Family & Children’s Place, open the news conference. Family & Children’s Place was delighted this morning to host the Healthy Babies Louisville Celebrate Day 366 press conference, featuring Mayor Greg Fischer. The event is part of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, recognized each September, a time to shine a public and persuasive spotlight on the issue – according to the Centers for Disease Control, close to 25,000 infants die each year before their first birthday – and to urge people to take some kind of action to reduce infant mortality. This year’s […]

Going the extra mile for children

As if working to help and heal families hurt by abuse isn’t enough, staff from Family & Children’s Place continues to go above and beyond for young people in our community. Following a recent call for volunteers for Jefferson County Public Schools’ “Make the Connection Program,” which connects JCPS seventh graders around career choices and exploration, at least four agency staffers stepped up saying, yes, I want to help. Pam Darnall, president and CEO; Jo Cruz,  director of Family & School Services; Judi Steilberg, director of HANDS; and Tonya Clay, a team leader and therapist, all volunteered to spend time […]

September is International Child Protection Month

September is a significant month when it comes to caring for and protecting children. In addition to celebrating Infant Mortality Awareness Month in September, it’s also recognized as International Child Protection Month – something everyone should be able to get behind. With the theme, People Partnering to Keep Our Kids Safe, the goal is to “transform the fear of bullying, violence and abuse into a future of lifelong safety and success for youth.” These are goals we strive for daily through programs such as HANDS, which helps new parents give their babies the best start possible, Family & School Services […]

Join the campaign to give every baby a Day 366

Infant mortality – the death of a baby before his or her first birthday – is a serious issue in the United States. How serious? According to the Centers for Disease Control, close to 25,000 infants – a stadium full – die each year before their birthday. Thankfully, most newborns grow and thrive; however, for every 1,000 babies born, six die during their first year – the measure for the nation’s infant mortality rate, and most die from: Birth defects Preterm birth (birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and low birthweight Maternal complications of pregnancy Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) […]

Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center selected to take part in national survey

National Children’s Alliance seeking funding, sustainability solutions to share across national network LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2016) – The Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC), deemed one of the seven best in the country by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA), has been selected to take part in a national survey to identify best practices for funding and organizational management within CACs and pass these lessons on to other centers across the country. The survey by the NCA, the accrediting body for child advocacy centers, selected the Family & Children’s Place program for the survey based on its success obtaining funding […]

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