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All Kentuckians are mandated reporters. If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, call the Child Protection Hotline.

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Child help: National Abuse Hotline:
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Recap of the Face It Movement to End Child Abuse 2018 Community Luncheon

On April 30th, the Kosair Charities® Face It® Movement to End Child Abuse brought together community partners and leaders to celebrate recent successes and commit to be the faces that ends child abuse in the Commonwealth. The Face It Community Luncheon served as the culminating event for Child Abuse Prevention Month efforts.

Dean Trippe, an author and illustrator best known for Something Terrible, a short, true comic book about surviving child abuse, served as the keynote speaker for luncheon attendees. Renee Murphy of WHAS 11 served as the event emcee, and Keith Inman of Kosair Charities, Bill Goodman of the Kentucky Humanities, Dr. Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates, and Jennifer Hancock of Volunteers of America Mid-States also spoke. Local and statewide child-serving agencies, child advocates, state and local officials, and Kentucky legislators attended the luncheon held at the Kentucky Science Center.

At the Community Luncheon, Face It introduced the second annual “Fearless Advocate Committed to the End” (FACE) of the Face It Movement to End Child Abuse awards for efforts to keep Kentucky kids safe from abuse and neglect. Recipients of the FACE of the Face It Movement to End Child Abuse awards included:

  • First Lady Glenna Bevin for her ongoing efforts to keep Kentucky kids safe;
  • Representative David Meade, Co-Chair of the House Working Group on Adoptions, for his leadership on House Bill 1;
  • Representative Joni Jenkins, Co-Chair of the House Working Group on Adoptions, for her leadership on House Bill 1;
  • Senator Julie Raque Adams, Chair of the Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee, for her commitment to keep Kentucky kids safe with Senate Bills 48 and 133;
  • Senator Whitney Westerfield, Chair of the Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee, for his leadership on Senate Bill 137 to keep Kentucky kids safer;
  • Representative Addia Wuchner, Chair of Kentucky House Health and Family Services Committee, her tireless work as a state leader to keep Kentucky kids safer;
  • Representative Joe Fischer, Chair of the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee, for his work on Senate Bill 137 to keep Kentucky kids safer;
  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services for their efforts this legislative session to keep Kentucky kids safe;
  • Dr. Melissa Currie, Medical Director and Chief of the Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine at the University of Louisville, for her endless work to keep Kentucky kids safe; and,
  • Lori Brent, parent advocate, for her brave advocacy work to keep Kentucky kids safer.

 

View photos from the event below.