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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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By Clarissa Mobley, Kentucky Youth Advocates    National Parents' Day is July 25. On this day (and all of the others) we recognize parents and caregivers and celebrate teamwork in raising kids. Parenting is hard work! It takes a LOT of time, energy, and loads of PATIENCE. Those who are raising and caring...

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...

In case you hadn’t heard: April was Child Abuse Prevention Month! Kosair Charities’ Face It Movement, along with over 100 partner organizations, spent the month raising awareness of this important issue and reminding us that we ALL have a role to play in child abuse prevention.  Throughout the month, Face It hosted 11 virtual events and training sessions with over 200 professionals,...

 February is Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Awareness Month.  TDV affects millions of teens each year.  According to the CDC, 1 in 11 female teens and 1 in 15 male teens reported experiencing physical dating violence in the last year.  And we know that LGBTQ+ youth and racial/ethnic minorities are disproportionally impacted by all forms of violence. Youth who are...

 By Carli Mosby- Smith, Kentucky Youth Advocates The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing has changed many aspects of our everyday lives, including our ability to entertain our kids. Now that colder weather has arrived, it is even harder to find fun, stimulating activities to enjoy while spending your days at...

 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 Kelly Gillooly, Director of Behavioral Health Outreach, Peace Hospital   The coronavirus—or COVID-19—can put additional pressure on already vulnerable children, youth, and families. It can cause anxiety, stress and uncertainty.  They are felt especially strongly by children of all ages. Children have been faced with school closures, cancelled events, separation from friends and need to feel loved and supported...