No matter what is going on in your life or the lives of your family members, it is helpful to be prepared with National and Local Hotline information in case of a crisis or emergency.
Keep this helpful list handy on your fridge or in your wallet.
–Kentucky Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 877-597-2331
–National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
–Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
–National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
–YouthLine, a peer to peer support line: text “teen2teen” to 839863
–Trevor Lifeline, support for LGBTQ young people under 25: text “START” to 678678 or call at 866-488-7386
Other helpful resources from around the state:
–Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
–Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs
–Children’s Advocacy Centers
-Department of Community Based Services, provides access to SNAP benefits, childcare assistance, and Medicaid coverage: Local office search
-Kentucky Office of Homeland Security – Safe Schools.
Check out these ideas for educational and family-fun activities with your kids:
–KET Kids website
–100 Books to Read before Kindergarten from Louisville Free Public Library
–Mood-Boosting Tips for Families During COVID
–14 Ways to Show Your Child Love
–A Dozen Fun Family Rituals
–Free Yoga Videos from Yoga with Adrienne
–Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the Commonwealth
-Public libraries offer family and child activities for all ages, educational support, job and resume building activities, all things that can support your family. Find your local library.
–Family Youth Resource Service Centers can be a central hub of resources within your child’s school, whether school is in session or not. You can call your child’s school to speak with the director of the Resource Center.
-Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) offers free background checks for Kentucky caregivers seeking babysitters or nannies.
–How to Find the Behavioral Triggers That Set Your Kid Off
-Understanding YOUR parenting triggers
–De-escalation Strategies: Responding to meltdowns and tantrums
-Face It: Together We Can THRIVE
–7 Unexpected Benefits of Eating Together as a Family, According to Science
-The Family Dinner Project
–Conversation Starters for Family Dinners
–How to Beat Tension and Conflict from Your Family Dinner
-Face It: CARE for yourself and your child
-Reducing Stress through Deep-Breathing
-Getting Started with Mindfulness
-Know the Signs and Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
–10 Exercises for a Great Parent and Kid Workout
–Age by age guide to getting your kids to talk to you
–Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus Crisis
–Five Ways to Talk to Your Kids So They Feel Loved
All Kentuckians are mandated reporters. If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, call the Child Protection Hotline.
For contact information in other states, please visit our Report It page.