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Kentucky

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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News + Blog

By Jennifer Monroe Baize, MSSW, LCSW Awareness When I first started thinking about what could be helpful in other’s journey to healing who have experienced trauma; knowledge and awareness immediately came to mind. I then found myself wondering, was there one “big thing” or statement that seemed more impactful? It is then...

As part of our series on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors framework, Face It is spending the month of May highlighting the importance of social connections for parents, caregivers, and families.  Social connections are the positive relationships that caregivers have that provide emotional, informational, instrumental, or spiritual support. When parents have...

By Tamara Vest This year, the Voices of the Commonwealth (VOC) set policy initiatives for young people in foster care. Those initiatives included amendments to the foster youth bill of rights to promote inclusivity for young people in several ways. They also advocated for changes to Kentucky’s extended foster care policy. The initiatives...

As a mom, I cannot STAND the following questions:  “Was it a rough day?”  “Is the baby sleeping through the night?”  These questions bother me so much that even as I write this blog, I feel my heartbeat  quickening and my blood pressure rising. I know they are harmless questions in which the ...

With everything going on in the world, it can be difficult to make time for YOU. We are grateful for your support and your commitment to helping to end child abuse. But, the truth is, we’ve seen the comments, messages, and even felt it within our own staff. People are...

“Everyone in a community has a vested interest in everyone else's children because everyone else's children determine the next adult population that makes for a successful society.” Jack P. Shonkoff M.D. The State of Kentucky exemplifies the sentiment quoted above. ALL Kentuckians are mandated reporters. This means any adult that...

COVID aside, here’s what my family has been up to since June 2020: Moving across the country; Living/quarantining with my parents for a couple months; Buying a home; Having a second baby; Starting preschool; Moving back across the country; and Starting a new preschool. Talk about transitions! It’s been a challenging...

This week kicks off the first full week of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month and we are focusing on the importance of setting appropriate expectations for your kids and family. Kids thrive when we set clear expectations. Whether those expectations pertain to their behavior, routine, chores, or rules they must...