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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: 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....

The March 24th Kentucky Youth Advocates- Advocate Virtual Forum discussed strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect, including building protective factors and a two-generation approach to mitigate parental trauma. Watch the recording on YouTube or listen to the conversation on our Making Kids Count Podcast or wherever you consume podcasts! Special...

By Carli Mosby- Smith This week is National Poison Prevention Week: a week dedicated to raising awareness of poison prevention nationwide. This week provides an opportunity to increase community involvement and awareness regarding the dangers of potentially poisonous substances as well as highlighting poison prevention for people of all ages.  Did you know: More than...

By Kayce Dallas, Kentucky Youth Advocates intern February marks Black History Month, a tribute to African American men and women who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world. Familiar names like Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Barack Obama are often mentioned...

 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...