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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

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Additional Support:

Child help: National Abuse Hotline:
or 1-800-422-4453


Text Alerts 2021



By Debbie Abreu April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It began in 1983 when a report about 500,000 abused children caught the attention and heart of President, Ronald Reagan. Sadly, since the first Child Abuse Prevention Month, the number of abused children has grown. In 2016, just over 21,000 children in...

Children deserve to grow and thrive free from abuse and neglect, and they depend on adults to keep them safe. SB 236, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly this Spring and signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin, closes gaps in background checks of adults who work with children at...

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and grow. Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are harmful events in a child’s life, which may include emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or household dysfunction. A child dealing with ACEs may show physical or...

      Eye-catching sign on Watterson Expressway to raise awareness April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Uspiritus is using its large gymnasium windows to help raise the public’s awareness about keeping kids safe in our community. For the month of April, drivers heading east on the Watterson Expressway (between Newburg Road and Bardstown...

[gallery ids="1469,1848,1842"]   St. Joseph Children’s Home and Kosair Charities® celebrate two Silent Messenger statues on St. Joe’s  Frankfort Avenue campus and Dr. Terry Brooks, Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates announces partnership between St. Joe’s and Face It® Movement What: St. Joseph Children’s Home and Kosair Charities Silent Messenger statue celebration; announcement of St....