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Cameron joins Kosair Charities, Kentucky Youth Advocates to release Child Abuse Prosecution Toolkit

Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined Kentucky Youth Advocates, Kosair Charities, and statewide partners in the Face It Movement to announce the release of a Child Abuse Prosecution Toolkit. Developed by the Attorney General’s Criminal Division, the toolkit equips Kentucky prosecutors with best practices and resources to prosecute child abuse cases. “The Child Abuse Prosecution Toolkit provides...

From neighbors to dentists: How everyone in Kentucky can help keep kids safe from child abuse

By Dr. Laura Hancock Jones, Dr. Christina Howard, and Keith Inman Special to KyForward In the last seven months, Kentuckians have heard a lot about how, even in these unprecedented times of physical distancing, we can come together to help protect our family and neighbors from the spread of COVID-19 and stay connected so no one feels alone. As a dentist, pediatrician, and nonprofit leader committed...

Kosair Charities to host training aimed at educating Kentuckians on recognizing signs of child abuse

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Training sessions on how to recognize early signs of child abuse will be held this week in Louisville and Lexington. The events, run by Kosair Charities’s “Face It” movement, are designed to educate social workers, early-childhood educators, emergency medical service providers and concerned community members on how to spot red-flag bruising on children....

Partners in the Face It Movement release new resource on safe sleepovers and time with friends

With school out for the summer and children and teens spending more time hosting sleepovers and visiting friends’ houses, partners in the Kosair Charities Face It Movement have released a new resource, Playing It Safe: Tips for Safe Sleepovers and Time with Friends. The new tool offers parents and caregivers important information and tips to consider for a safe and fun experience as they send their...

Kosair Charities Face It movement releases SPLASH body safety guide to recognizing, preventing abuse

With summertime in full swing and as children spend more time at the pool, friends’ houses, and with new caregivers, partners in the Kosair Charities Face It Movement have released a new tool, SPLASH Body Safety Guide. (Click for complete printable SPLASH Body Safety Guide) The new tool offers a guide for parents and caregivers to review important information with children about their bodies, body...

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...

Kosair Charities, Face It Movement release details of accomplishments in 2016 progress report

In 2013, Kosair Charities actively took on an issue that can be tough to talk about but is a tragic reality for many children: child abuse and neglect. The Face It Movement was launched, and has been working with community partners ever since to prevent and end child abuse in our community. The 2016 Face It Movement Progress Report highlights the campaign’s accomplishments over its first three years...