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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

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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. Blog written by Leigh Ann Yost May is Trauma Awareness Month, following April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. Just another awareness month, right? No, it’s not. Everyone knows you...

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. In this blog Bethany Wright-Goetzinger, a local foster and adoptive parent shares her journey of becoming a trans-racial foster parent and the importance of building meaningful connections and a support system for her family.  When my husband and I welcomed our sons into our...

The Origin of Mother’s Day- Written by Kayce Dallas, Kentucky Youth Advocates intern Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrating motherhood and is observed throughout the world. India hosts a 10-day festival to honor the goddess of mothers. Japan gives carnations out to mothers. The United Kingdom hands out daffodils and girls bake a fruitcake for their...

The month of May in Kentucky brings warmer weather, Derby excitement, and the end of another school year, but it is also Mental Health Awareness Month. This national month of recognition aims to educate and provide resources for individuals, families, and children about the importance of taking care of their...

By: Carli Mosby- Smith Child maltreatment is a complex issue that includes a combination of individual, familial, and societal causes that can be difficult to pinpoint.  However, risk factors that are all too common for many parents are high levels of parenting stress and an increased sense of isolation.  For many...

By Kayce Dallas, Kentucky Youth Advocates Intern - According to our partners at Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, every 18 minutes a child is found to be a victim of child abuse or neglect. That adds up to be about 80 children a day who are abused or neglected. Eighty children whose lives are changed forever.   The impact of child maltreatment can be profound....