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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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It’s okay for kids to say no…

It’s okay for kids to say no to giving or receiving hugs or kisses from relatives and friends.

During the holidays, and really any time of year, pediatricians recommend parents reconsider the age-old practice of forcing children to hug or kiss members of the extended family when visiting. They say doing so takes away the child’s autonomy over their own body and sends a message that it’s OK for others to demand affection.

Talking to your child about their bodies, body safety, and personal boundaries is key in keeping them safe.  Read more via NPR.

Face It offers information on how to talk to your kids about body boundaries with our Body Safety 101 brochures.  You can download a copy or order multiple here!