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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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5 Ways to Participate in TEN-4

This October 4th, the Kosair Charities® Face It® Movement is once again bringing awareness to the critically important TEN-4 Bruising Rule, the technique to recognize concerning bruising on young children, and emphasizing the importance of training adults on recognizing, reporting, and preventing child abuse. We invite you to join with us!

5 ways you can participate:

1. Attend one of the FREE virtual trainings (with CEUs!) happening between October 4-7 with Kentucky’s leading experts in child abuse recognition and prevention

Tuesday, Oct 4, 1-3 pm ET in Louisville with Dr. Jennie Green at South Central Regional Library, 7300 Jefferson Blvd, Louisville, KY 40219 Register here

Thursday, Oct 6, 1pm- 3pm ET in Lexington with Dr. Kelsey Gregory at the UK College of Nursing, 751 Rose Street University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 Register here 

Wednesday, Oct 5, 10am – 12pm ET virtual training with Dr. Melissa Currie Register here 

Friday, Oct 7, 10am – 12pm ET virtual training specialized for Oral Health Professionals with Carla Hay, MSN, RN, SANE Register here

2. Watch the TEN-4 Bruising Rule video to learn more and order the brochure to distribute at your pediatrician’s office, community center, or school resource center

3. Utilize the social media toolkit with refreshed resources to spread awareness

4. Support a parent or caregiver in your life so they stay connected and feel validated by sending a text or video chatting, dropping off an activity box for the family, or setting up time to virtually play or read a book with their child

5. Make a gift to Kosair Charities in honor of TEN-4 Day to support the important work of the Face It Movement

Keeping kids safe is an adult responsibility. Sharing information on recognizing child abuse and neglect equips adults with the knowledge and tools needed to understand the warning signs, how to report suspicious bruising, and ways to support families to prevent it from happening in the first place.All adults in Kentucky are mandated reporters of child abuse; reports can be made at www.reportitky.org or 1-877-KYSAFE1.