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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

TEXT ALERTS!

Text Alerts 2021

 

 

Ten-4 Bruising Rule

Every Kentucky adult is a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect.

Learn more about the TEN-4 bruising rule to keep kids safe.

Keeping kids safe is an adult responsibility. Sharing information on recognizing child abuse and neglect equips adults with the knowledge and tools needed to understand the warning signs, how to report suspicious bruising, and ways to support families to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Raising Awareness of the TEN-4 Bruising Rule with TEN-4 Day on October 4, 2021

The Kosair Charities Face It Movement invites you to participate in TEN-4 Awareness Day and share information about the critically important TEN-4 Bruising Rule during the week of October 4, 2021. Please utilize this toolkit of resources to promote the virtual trainings, secure a local proclamation, submit an op-ed to your local newspaper, and show support to families with young children in your community.

Local TEN-4 Day Proclamations

A proclamation is an official designation of an event or awareness day. Proclamations are a great way to educate the public about a specific issue and bring attention to a cause.

The Kosair Charities Face It Movement is working with the Governor’s Office and the Mayor’s Offices of Louisville and Lexington to secure TEN-4 Awareness Day proclamations for October 4, 2021. We invite community partners and advocates to secure TEN-4 Awareness Day proclamations in their communities.

Process for getting local proclamations:

Process for getting local proclamations:

  • STEP 1: Contact Your Local Government Office – Governors, county executives, mayors, state legislatures, municipalities, counties, cities or towns can issue proclamations. In addition to seeking the specific guidelines for requesting a proclamation, be sure to inquire about the preferred format. This information will allow you to begin to draft an effective proclamation.
  • STEP 2: Draft Your Proclamation – Update this TEN-4 Awareness Day proclamation template: TEN-4 2021 Proclamation Request Template.docx
  • STEP 3: Follow the Guidelines for Submitting a Proclamation Request – Each city and county will have their own procedures for signing proclamations. Personalize this sample proclamation request letter to share more information about TEN-4 Awareness Day with your local leaders: TEN-4 2021 Proclamation Request Letter.docx
  • STEP 4: Allow Enough Time – The wheels of government turn slowly, so be sure to begin the proclamation request process early.
  • STEP 5: Make an Event Out of It! – Coordinate with your local leaders to recognize TEN-4 Awareness Day and promote the proclamation on October 4, 2021. Follow the guidelines that you are given as to whom (and how many) you can bring to the proclamation meeting or signing event. Notify your local media outlets about the proclamation. Have the proclamation photo-enlarged for display at a news conference and/or in a prominent public place. Stream the event live on Facebook and/or share photos on the proclamation and signing on social media — be sure to tag the Face It Movement and use the #TEN4Rule hashtag.

Ten-4 Resources

Report It

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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.