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Kentucky

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

TEXT ALERTS!

Text Alerts 2021

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT Mara Powellmpowell@kyyouth.org LOUISVILLE, KY (March 4, 2021) – Now more than ever, it is important for parents and caregivers to stay connected to family, friends, and professional helpers to continue to help their children be resilient during difficult times. In partnership with Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Kentucky Safety and Prevention Alignment...

  Contact:Mara Powellmpowell@kyyouth.org LOUISVILLE, KY – Today, the House Judiciary Committee demonstrated their support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse with passage of House Bill 472, sponsored by Representative Lynn Bechler. “The data tells us that one in four girls and one in thirteen boys will experience sexual abuse at some point in their...

By Cortney Downs, Kentucky Youth Advocates For the third year in a row, Kentucky has the highest rate of child maltreatment in the nation. Kentucky also has much higher rates of domestic violence and caregiver substance use in cases of child abuse than the national average. With more than 20,000 cases...

By Cortney Downs, Policy and Advocacy Director, Kentucky Youth Advocates In 2020, Dr. Melissa Currie, Medical Director and Chief of the Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, said that “strong state policies and sufficient budget investments can...

By Kayce Dallas If parenting wasn’t hard enough, parenting with Adverse Childhood Experiences  adds even more challenges. Studies show that children of parents with 4 or more ACEs were:  - 3 times more likely to have behavioral problems - 1 times more likely to have ADHD - 2 times more likely to have an...

By Kayce Dallas, MSSW Intern, Kentucky Youth Advocates You may recognize the common saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” As a child, this was drilled into me by teachers and some trusted adults. As I got older, I found that words often hurt...

Florence, Ky., November 23, 2020 – Kosair Charities awarded $1,300,000 to Kentucky Youth Advocates, continuing their commitment to fund the Face It Movement to end child abuse and neglect. A portion of the funds will support statewide organizations, one being Family Nurturing Center in Northern Kentucky. The funding provided will allow community partners to conduct abuse recognition and...