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



Blog by: Tonya Jernigan, LCSW, Social Worker Principal, University of Kentucky Pediatric Forensic Medicine, Image courtesy of There is a peace that we feel walking into the safety of our homes after a long day at work or school; a respite from the stress, the chaos, the noise of the...

"Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults and for every youth suicide it is estimated that 100 to 200 others attempt suicide.” - (JED Foundation, 2021) During their teenage years and young adulthood, many people experience significant stress from life transitions and changes, such as gaining more...

Guest blog from Tamara Brown, Health Access Nurturing Development Services (H.A.N.D.S)  We have all heard that babies are a blessing, or a bundle of joy, and this is absolutely the truth. When a family brings home a new baby they bring home joy, excitement, love and tenderness, but also...

 New parents come in all forms. Whether they’re foster, kinship, single parents or two-parent households they all need support.  Here are some helpful ways to support new parents and caregivers: Remind new parents and caregivers to take care of their physical and mental health and that it’s okay to spend time doing...

Every year, the Kosair Charities’ Face It Movement raises awareness of the critically important TEN-4 Bruising Rule by hosting a series of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT) Prevention & Recognition Trainings for professionals and community members throughout the state to learn to recognize the signs and report potential child abuse.   The TEN-4 Bruising Rule reminds us...