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Uspiritus, Face It team up for Child Abuse Prevention Month






Eye-catching sign on Watterson Expressway to raise awareness

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Uspiritus is using its large gymnasium windows to help raise the public’s awareness about keeping kids safe in our community.

For the month of April, drivers heading east on the Watterson Expressway (between Newburg Road and Bardstown Road) will see a large sign, measuring approximately 53 feet in length and 14 feet tall, on the Uspiritus gym windows letting everyone know about the statewide initiative to end child abuse in Kentucky.

“We were more than happy to lend the space to Face It® to help highlight this initiative. Our gymnasium is already somewhat iconic; lots of folks recognize it even if they don’t necessarily know it’s part of Uspiritus,” said Abby Drane, President/CEO of Uspiritus. “We thought it was a great way to highlight our partnership with Face It, and bring about awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

“The sign on Uspiritus’ campus displays one message – to end child abuse – and that describes the simple, yet profound mission of Face It,” said Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, a partner in the Face It Movement. “Keeping kids safe from abuse is up to all of us, from those visiting the Uspiritus campus to those on their daily commute on the Watterson Expressway. We encourage folks to visit the Face It resource hub ( to see how to recognize, prevent, and report child abuse.”

Uspiritus is a proud partner in the Kosair Charities’® Face It movement to end child abuse, along with 30 other local and statewide agencies.

The gymnasium is located on Uspiritus’ Brooklawn campus, 3121 Brooklawn Campus Drive, Louisville, KY 40218 (off Goldsmith Lane).


About Uspiritus: Uspiritus provides a comprehensive continuum of care serving children in Kentucky, offering services including therapeutic foster care, a family preservation program, residential treatment, community based services and independent living. Uspiritus is a merger between Bellewood Home for Children and Brooklawn Child & Family Services.

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, and officially launched in April 2013 as an initiative led by Kosair Charities. Face It directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Kentucky with the promotion of best practices in child abuse prevention and intervention, engaging the community, and advocating for effective policies to improve the child welfare system. For further information visit Socially, Facebook:, Twitter: