Report It



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:
or 1-800-422-4453


Text Alerts 2021



 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...

You may be feeling overwhelmed by the ever-growing list of closures and news surrounding the coronavirus. Like many parents, you probably recently found out that your kids will be on an unexpected extended break. You’re probably trying to work from home while trying to keep the kids entertained and learning,...

Being a parent or caregiver is hard enough, but caring for a teen brings an entire new set of challenges and rewards that other parents/caregivers yet to experience.  Helping to guide your teen through adolescence – one of the most tumultuous times in a person’s life – can be overwhelming and frustrating at times. However, it’s important to know that those...