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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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National Play with Dad Day is coming up on November 25th! It is dedicated to encouraging fathers to take a more active role in their children’s lives and spend the day engaging with their children in various activities. This is the day for you to plan some fun activities with...

By Rennay Marshall, Director of Communications at Family & Children’s Place October is anti-bullying month, and it is important to recognize bullying can happen in many different  ways to the children we care about. According to StopBullying.gov, “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive  behavior among school aged children that involves a real...

We know that kids are kids, and sometimes they get minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises on the bony areas of the body, like their knees, elbows, and foreheads.  However, there are some injuries that may indicate that something is wrong. The TEN-4 bruising rule is an easy-to-remember acronym to help...

By Dawn Runyon, Green Dot Education Program Specialist at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. “My earliest memory is being sexually abused when I was three-years old. Throughout my childhood I...

The beginning of a new school year is filled with hopes, possibilities, fears, and challenges. While parents realize the value of education, some may feel anxious, or concerned about potential risks. Back to school does not necessarily mean back to normal. Back to school time leads to transitions which affect the...

National Parents’ Day is coming up on July 24. While it’s important to celebrate parents and caregivers every day, today we recognize parents and caregivers, celebrate teamwork in raising kids, and support those providing parental guidance in building strong and resilient kids and families. Parenting is one of the toughest jobs...

This post originally appeared on Kentucky Youth Advocates blog.  Mental health support and suicide prevention resources are a critical resource for Kentuckians. Children and their families across the Commonwealth struggled with their mental health well before the isolation and other challenges brought forth by the pandemic. Coming in July, a new...

By Jon Abreu Dad’s are many things. They’re silly. They help us play out our wildest adventures. We laugh at them when they wear goofy “dad shoes.” They dry our tears. They’re our loudest supporters, our superheroes, and so much more. But, one quality that often gets overlooked, is their role...

I became a new mom during the height of a global pandemic - in the summer of 2020 - and I was not okay… Becoming a new mom is one of the most stressful life changes that can occur. You can read all the books, watch all the videos, and seek...