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

1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331

For contact information in other states, please visit our Report It page.

Additional Support:

Child help: National Abuse Hotline:
1-800-4-CHILD
or 1-800-422-4453

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Face It® Movement: Spring Newsletter 2018

Spring 2018 Face It® Newsletter

The Kosair Charities® Face It® Movement continues to engage and activate our partners and community members. This April, Face It celebrates both Child Abuse Prevention Month and 5 years of work. During Spring 2018, Face It has released new tools for parents and caregivers, saw two new Face It policy wins, released the 2017 Annual Report, and continued to develop our next steps in growth for the Movement. Face It is incredibly thankful for the leadership of Kosair Charities and the commitment and active involvement of partners to make this work possible and continue to keep kids safer from abuse and neglect across the Commonwealth.

 

What’s New?

Face It Communications

 

Interested in submitting your own “Parenting Moment” blog? Learn more here.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

We are 20 days into Child Abuse Prevention Month and Face It has a lot to celebrate! April is a month that we challenge ourselves to deepen the levels of awareness in our communities around the prevalence and impact of child abuse and neglect. During April:

  • Face It partners will have hosted 15 events to help raise awareness and education around recognizing and preventing child abuse and neglect.
  • Face It shared its first Child Abuse Prevention Month Daily Calendarwith daily reminders of the many action steps we can each take to keep kids safer in our community.
  • We celebrated 2 legislative wins with the close of the 2018 Legislative Session (see below for more about Face It policy wins: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 137)
  • The Online Face It Data Dashboard went live on faceitabuse.com/data-dashboard (see more on the launch of the new Data Dashboard here).
  • We released our 2017 Annual Report, which can be downloaded on the Face It website here.
  • Face It has been highlighted in the media to discuss partners’ work and prevention and recognition tips. View an interview on WHAS 11 here. Face It partners will be featured on KET Connections with Renee Shaw this Friday at 5:00 P.M. on KET2 and In Focus Kentucky on Spectrum News this Sunday at 10:00 A.M. on channel 2.

 

With 10 days left of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Face It is excited to continue to celebrate the work of our partners and continue the Movement’s work of spreading awareness about recognizing and preventing child abuse, strengthening kids and families, and engaging communities. If you would like to attend a Face It partner’s event during Child Abuse Prevention Month, make sure to check Face It’s Event Page here.

Face It 2017 Annual Report

Face It has released our 2017 Annual Report. As we celebrate our progress in 2017, we continued to develop our plans for ways to deepen the work to end child abuse and neglect throughout the Commonwealth. In 2017, we distributed 49,000 brochures and through partner trainings reached nearly 39,000 children and trained over 39,000 professionals. We saw growth in every aspect of our work and will continue to grow our work over the next five years of the Movement. Thank you to Kosair Charities and to all of the Face It partners for your commitment to this important work, it wouldn’t be possible without you!

 

Check out the full 2017 Annual Report here.

Face It 2018 Policy Wins

The 2018 Legislative Session has come to a close and Face It has a lot to celebrate. Both of Face It’s legislative priorities passed through the legislature and have been signed into law by the Governor. Both House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 137 will become a reality for children across the Commonwealth to help to keep them safer from abuse and neglect.

  • House Bill 1: provides adequate funding and improvements in how we respond to and support families and also increasing the independence and transparency of the Ombudsman’s office.
  • Senate Bill 137: will ensure courts will have more complete information about alleged child abuse by allowing adults to whom a child has disclosed abuse to testify in court.

 

Thank you to Governor Bevin and the Kentucky Legislature for supporting House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 137 to keep Kentucky kids safer from abuse.

Did You Know?

Our most popular tool for caregivers, the Body Safety 101 guide, is now available in Spanish! Seguridad del Cuerpo 101 is one of three resources Face It now offers in Spanish. This resource is free and can be ordered online here. You can also download a digital copy here.

In Fall 2017, the Kosair Charities® Face It Movement partnered with Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky to create Body Safety 101: A caregiver’s guide to empowering your child and safe body boundaries. The guide offers parents and caregivers tips on taking steps to surround children with safe caregivers in safe environments and talking with children about their bodies, body safety, and personal boundaries.

To download or order Seguridad del Cuerpo 101 and other Face It resources, click here.

Order Face It materials!

Hand out abuse prevention brochures, posters, and guides at upcoming events,
meetings, and places where other parents may be.

Order materials in
English or Spanish here.

Online Data Dashboard

The Face It® Movement has launched a data dashboard featuring a variety of data points related to child abuse and neglect in Jefferson County. The dashboard will serve as a tool for Face It partners and community leaders in Jefferson County to understand the data, track trends overtime, and influence work in the community. Click here to view the new Data Dashboard!

Jefferson County data featured on the dashboard includes:

  • The number of child abuse or neglect reports made to Child Protective Services and percentage that met acceptance criteria to be investigated further.
  • The number of children who were found to have experienced abuse or neglect and related data trends.
  • Data trends for out-of-home care and incidences of re-abuse after abuse or neglect occurs and was substantiated.
  • The number of child fatalities and near-fatalities due to abuse or neglect.

Face It created this dashboard with data provided by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, with the goal of eventually creating a dashboard featuring statewide data.

View the new Jefferson County data dashboard and get information on recognizing, reporting, and preventing child abuse and neglect at http://faceitabuse.org/.

 

In Kentucky, everyone is a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect. Anyone who has reasonable cause to believe a child is experiencing physical or sexual abuse or neglect, should report it to the Child Protection Hotline.

The hotline is: 1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331 (Toll Free).