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Hundreds gather to discuss Implicit Bias at conference hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky

Statewide nonprofit Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) is committed to addressing racism in child welfare by facilitating difficult conversations across disciplines, including law enforcement, social work, healthcare and more. In conjunction with their annual Kids Are Worth It! Conference, the free Implicit Bias training hosted by PCAK drew more than 225 attendees. Implicit bias refers to the attitudes...

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky provides critical training to strengthen communities after pandemic

Preparing Kentucky for a prosperous future after the COVID-19 pandemic begins with our youngest citizens. The latest social science shows creating healthy connections for our children help them grow into adults who strengthen Kentucky communities and build our economy. Times of high stress and uncertainty increase the risk of exposure to violence or trauma that can affect growing brains, but child...

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,...

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...