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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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Children deserve to grow and thrive free from abuse and neglect, and they depend on adults to keep them safe. SB 236, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly this Spring and signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin, closes gaps in background checks of adults who work with children at...

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and grow. Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are harmful events in a child’s life, which may include emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or household dysfunction. A child dealing with ACEs may show physical or...

By Erin Jones Congrats, you just had twins…. now what? Whether this is your first kids or a double addition to a child or children you already have, you are in for a treat. I remember the day we found out we were pregnant with twins. I felt overwhelmed with many emotions:...

By Zak Roussel Some days you feel like you have done everything right as a parent but the baby is still crying. There are many different ways to soothe a crying baby but these are a few things that worked for us in the early months. Shushing is one of the 5...

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on April 26, 2017. By Dr. Terry Brooks Henry Grunwald, Time magazine’s former editor-in-chief, asserts that journalism must speak immediately, “while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.” The Courier-Journal has...

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on April 20, 2017. By First Lady Glenna Bevin and Jenna Ebel In a perfect world, no child would ever live in fear. In a perfect world, every child would grow up in a loving, nurturing environment. Sadly, we do not live in...