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Blue pinwheels placed along Nicholasville Road in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

If you have driven down Nicholasville Road near New Circle recently, you may have noticed a lot of extra blue in front of Raising Cane’s. The hundreds of blue pinwheels were planted Monday and will stay up all April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. CASA of Lexington put up the pinwheels, thanks to a grant from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and Aetna. CASA of Lexington’s trained volunteers serve...

CASA of Lexington to plant pinwheels to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention

April is national child abuse prevention month. This Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington gather at the Raising Cane’s located at 2555 Nicholasville Road in Lexington to bring awareness to the issue of child abuse. A proclamation will be presented in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month and CASA of Lexington will be joined by community leaders and representatives...

GRADD/CCC annual STAND Against Child Abuse set for April 12 at Kentucky Wesleyan College

Dozens of agencies and organizations will gather on the front lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College on April 12 from 4:30 until 7 p.m. in Owensboro, where they will provide fun activities for children, as well as information about services available to families while raising awareness of the issue of child abuse. This free event is sponsored by the Green River Area Development District’s (GRADD) Community...

Green River Area Development District invites public to ‘Stand’ against child abuse April 12

Stand Against Child Abuse is set for April 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro. This annual event is sponsored by Green River Area Development District’s Community Collaboration for Children (CCC) Regional Network and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services’ Department for Community Based Services (DCBS). The event is held during the...

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...

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...

Bengals Coach Lewis, other celebrities offer parenting advice for Family Nurturing Center

(Photo from Family Nurturing Center)   Cincinnati Bengals’ Coach Marvin Lewis wants you to choose “your words wisely.” Especially when talking to your kids. That way “you’ll be proud to hear ’em say it” if they repeat what you’ve said.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Lesley”] Lewis gives that advice in a 17-second video about parenting for...