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Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky celebrates Pinwheels for Prevention at Campbellsville University April 3

As part of the Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky Partners in Prevention Network, Campbellsville University will be one of the hundreds of organizations recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month during April with a pinwheel planting ceremony. The event, planned for Tuesday, April 3 at 1:45 p.m. on Stapp Lawn at Campbellsville University is open to the public. The nationwide Pinwheels for Prevention campaign...

Ky Nonprofit Network honors member organizations, legislators and officials with advocacy awards

Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofit organizations, presented three member organizations, five legislators and eight officials with awards as part of its 13th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol in Frankfort on February 1. The annual event provides nonprofit organizations statewide with the opportunity to meet legislators and support Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s...

Stress can increase child abuse and neglect during holidays; here are tips, reminders of responsibility

Stress can increase during the holidays, even in the most loving of families. And that can put some children at risk for abuse or neglect. With children home from school, holiday travel and seasonal shopping and associated expenses, parents can get frazzled more easily than usual. What is typically a fun and joyful time for children can become devastating when parents or caregivers cope with stress...

Retired KSP detective receives award from statewide child abuse prevention organization

Retired Kentucky State Police Detective Anthony Gatson was recognized by Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) as a “Champion for Children” during the 21st annual Kids Are Worth It! Conference in Louisville. He is the recipient of the ninth annual law enforcement award given by Kentucky’s premier statewide child abuse and neglect prevention organization. Pictured (left to right) Kevin Payton,...

Kosair Charities releases body safety guide to help caregivers teach children about body boundaries

The Kosair Charities Face It Movement has partnered with the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky to create a new tool, Body Safety 101: A caregiver’s guide to empowering your child and safe body boundaries. The new tool offers a guide for parents and caregivers on taking steps to surround children with safe caregivers in safe environments and talking...

Child Abuse Prevention Month: How to protect Kentucky’s children from abuse and neglect

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; a time set aside to recognize our collective responsibility to prevent and confront all forms of child abuse and neglect across the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, according to the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services, the number of substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky rose 55 percent over a four-year period. The blue...

Beshear presents $42,000 to Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky to help program battle abuse, neglect

Attorney General Andy Beshear presented Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) with $42,000 Monday to help the program continue to combat child sexual abuse in Kentucky. Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky was established in 1987 and is the only statewide nonprofit organization committed to preventing the abuse and neglect of Kentucky’s children. “It is a great honor to provide funding to support Prevent...

With their hands and hearts, Somerset Community College students are building a stronger community

Students in the Construction Technology program at Somerset Community College not only are learning the ins-and-outs of the construction trades; they’re also learning to use their sills to build a stronger community. Those students are working this semester to build a house for a local nonprofit group called the Home of Opportunities and Dreams, or HOOD. Students have worked under the supervision...