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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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There’s something extraordinary that happens to a woman’s brain when she becomes a mother. I remember my high school English teacher once stopped in the middle of a sentence and said, “Hmm. What was I just saying?” She was pregnant. I’ve heard lots of moms describe their “foggy” brains after...

 March is Social Work Month, a time to celebrate the great profession of social work! The theme for 2022 is The Time is Right for Social Work. Each day social workers touch millions of lives. In fact, you, a family member, or a friend have likely already been helped by a...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, an important time to remember that everyone has a role to play in keeping communities safe for kids to grow and thrive. According to findings within the latest national Child Maltreatment Report, Kentucky no longer has the highest child victimization rate in the nation....

Every March, organizations come together to bring awareness and support to the intellectual and developmental disability known as Trisomy. March is chosen as the Trisomy Awareness Month in the U.S. because it is the third month of the year, which correlates to the three copies of chromosomes that characterize...

By: Eltuan Dawson  Research suggests that in an estimated 30 to 60% of the families where domestic violence is identified, some form of co-occurring child maltreatment is also present. The following guest blog post discusses how a program offered to Kentucky youth and young adults teaches the importance of seeking and...

In every sense of the word, motherhood is great. It’s great in a big, happy, all-consuming way. It’s great in a heavy, lonely, and exhausting way. It is rewarding and stressful and heartbreaking and prideful and exhausting...

Random Acts of Kindness Day is Feb 17! Now, more than ever, we could all use a little kindness in our day - whether that means giving or receiving a simple act of kindness. Between work, school, and lingering pandemic challenges, people are under a lot of stress.  Today is a...

Amor! Happy Valentine's Day from the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition (KOHC)! February 14 is a day dedicated to showing our loved ones how much we care. February is also Children's Dental Health Month!   While you are lavishing loved ones with care, why not show your children’s oral health professional some love. ♡...

By Shontelle Davis, MSSW intern at Kentucky Youth Advocates According to findings within the latest US Department of Health and Human Services annual Child Maltreatment Report, Kentucky no longer has the highest child victimization rate in the nation. Among all 50 states, Kentucky now has the 5th highest rate of child maltreatment as opposed to its number...