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Face It ® Movement Joins Family & Children’s Place to Hold Rally Against Child Abuse; April 8

Area Private & Public Children’s Agencies Come Together at The Big Four Bridge

WHAT:       Kosair Charities and Family & Children’s Place, plus a group of other area children’s agencies, will join together to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month and talk about the achievements of the Face It ® Movement since its launch last April.

WHEN:       Tuesday April 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE:     Big Four Bridge, River Road, Louisville, KY 40206

WHO:         Pam Darnall, CEO Family & Children’s Place  Jerry Ward, Chairman of the Board, Kosair Charities
Dr. Terry Brooks, Executive Director, Kentucky Youth Advocates

WHY:     The Face It® Movement recently released a new infographic detailing the state of child abuse in    Jefferson County in 2012. The data shows the number of children abused decreased only slightly in 2012 from 2011.

In 2012 in Jefferson County:

– 11,012
 children were involved in reports of suspected child abuse or neglect made to child protection services.
5,084 investigations of suspected child neglect were conducted.
– 2,579 children were victims of substantiated abuse or neglect.
– 1,918 investigations of suspected physical child abuse were conducted.
– 425 investigations of child sexual abuse were conducted.

Face It® Movement members include: Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Schools, Kentucky YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana, Boys and Girls Haven, CASA, Center for Women and Families, Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), Doctors and Lawyers for Kids, Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO), Family and Children’s Place, Home of the Innocents, Jewish Family and Career Services, Kentucky Courts, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Louisville Metro Police Foundation, Maryhurst, Our Lady of Peace – Kentucky One Health, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, Sunrise Children’s Services, University of Louisville and Uspiritus.


About the Face It® Movement: The Face It® Movement, conceived and created in 2012 as a response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, officially launched in April 2013, as a 10-year initiative led by Kosair Charities; its vision is that by 2023 all children in Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect.  Face It® directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas with best practices in child abuse prevention, community engagement and the promotion of effective policies to improve the child welfare system. For further information visit  Socially, Facebook:, Twitter: