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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....

Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust For Life’s 2019 High School Challenge helps to engage students

Student groups across Kentucky will be participating in the 2019 High School Challenge sponsored by Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life (TFL) and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA). The competition will run Oct. 13-Nov. 4, and the competition theme this year is “Be Magical, Be an Organ Donor.” Just like last year, groups will be encouraged to get creative with marketing efforts. The...

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 brings together partners, leaders committed to ending child abuse

The Kosair Charities Face It® Movement brought together community partners and leaders committed to ending child abuse during a special luncheon this week, featuring keynote speaker Rachel Denhollander. Initiated in 2013, the movement was founded by Kosair Charities in response to the number of child abuse deaths in Kentucky. The luncheon, held at the Kentucky Science Center, serves as the culminating...

Keith Inman: We like being #1 in most ways — but not (as we are) for being first in nation for child abuse

Everyone likes to be ranked number one – especially here in Kentucky with our prized horses, bourbon, and basketball. But this? This is not a number one ranking Kentuckians should be proud of: Kentucky has the highest rate of child victims of abuse and is double the national rate. Since 1923, Kosair Charities has helped children reach their potential while overcoming their obstacles. Now in our...

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...

Children are at risk of death if left in hot cars — don’t do it in any circumstance

Every summer, children die from heat stroke because they are unintentionally left in a hot car, with the majority of these deaths occurring in children age 3 and under The latest reported victim was a 1-year-old girl in Nashville who was accidentally left inside a hot car May 23. According to the safety organization Kids and Cars, 37 children a year die in hot cars. These include instances of children...

Kosair Charities grants more than $14 million to local organizations during third annual Crystal Ball

Kosair Charities hosted its 3rd annual Crystal Ball Oct. 7 at the Kosair Shrine Center. The Crystal Ball is designed to acknowledge and honor a select group of the area’s most distinguished members of the medical community, as well as to spotlight and garner awareness for the fantastic work of many exceptional Kentucky & Southern Indiana charities. “This year’s celebration continued the...

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...

Kosair Charities names Keith Inman new president following retirement of Coe in August

Kosair Charities announced Friday Keith Inman will become its next president, beginning in August when he replaces Randy Coe. Keith Inman Coe, the current President, is retiring after 21 years. He will remain on the Kosair Charities Board of Directors. Coe also serves as a trustee. Inman, 61, is a fundraising veteran. He will help Kosair Charities continue the mission of helping Kosair Kids in our...

Kosair Charities and Trust for Life Open Car and Motorcycle Show gets new location Saturday

Join Kosair Charities for the Open Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Sam Swope Kosair Charities Center, 982 Eastern Parkway, in Louisville. The event is open to all cars and motorcycles. There is a $20 registration fee per vehicle. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with the show running from 1-5 p.m. In addition, there will be food trucks, music and an awards ceremony. While...

Kosair Charities surprises four Louisville special needs schools with gifts of $1 million each

Kosair Charities pulled off a big surprise recently for four schools in the Louisville area. The following organizations: Summit Academy of Greater Louisville, Meredith-Dunn School, Portland Christian School and Pitt Academy thought they were participating in a marketing campaign, little did they know they would walk away a gift of $1 million to better the education of kids with specialized learning...

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...

KY Youth Advocates KIDS COUNT data book gives sad snapshot of our kids; Woodford among best

The Kentucky KIDS COUNT 2016 County Data Book provides a snapshot of children by county, including county-level rankings of child well-being based on 16 different indicators. The counties with the highest rankings on child well-being include (in order) Oldham, Boone, Spencer, Woodford, and Ballard Counties. Detailed data are available for every county in Kentucky. Please click here for your county’s...

Commentary: In and out of abuse foster care, she survived, joins First Lady’s Youth Leadership Council

Through a partnership with Kentucky Youth Advocates, Kosair Charities®, and Casey Family Programs, First Lady Glenna Bevin invited youth and young adults from across the state with diverse backgrounds to come together as the First Lady’s Youth Leadership Council (FLYLC) to forge a common ground around three big issues that affect children in Kentucky: child welfare, child abuse and neglect, and...

Zepeda, Rider, Hammons to be recognized for service during Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy

Susan Zepeda of Louisville, Al Rider of Elizabethtown and Mike Hammons of Northern Kentucky will be recognized for extraordinary service at the eighth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy next week in Lexington. They will be presented with the prestigious Commonwealth Award during the Summit’s luncheon program on Sept. 1. The Summit convenes at the Griffin Gate Marriott on Aug. 31 and Sept....

Tickets for Kosair Charities performance of The Magic & the Wonder still available

Incredible illusions will take center stage during 9th annual “The Magic & The Wonder” to benefit Kosair Charities and The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. With four talented entertainers sharing the stage for a good cause, audiences of all ages are in for a night full of dazzling displays of deception and sidesplitting laughter. “The Magic & The Wonder” will be unleashed at...

Our Lady of Peace to host free seminar on making the transition to middle school

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school isn’t an easy task. That’s why Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, is hosting an education seminar to help parents, teachers and caregivers. The free seminar entitled, “A Successful Transition to Middle School,” will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:15 p.m at Ashland Elementary...

Kosair Charities named this year’s beneficiary of pre-Derby Hats for Hope fundraising event

Hats for Hope has selected Kosair Charities as the new beneficiary of their premier fundraising event pre-Derby cocktail evening featuring a silent auction of 300 new and gently-used Derby hats as well as 80-100 gift baskets. Last year, Hats for Hope was able to donate $65,500 to Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “Hats for Hope is excited about this new partnership with Kosair...

President of nonprofit to accept Children Community Leader Award for commitment

Thursday, Feb. 5, Kentucky Youth Advocates and Child Advocates from across Kentucky will award Randy Coe, President of Kosair Charities, the 2015 Champion for Children Community Leader Award for his commitment to protecting children from child abuse and neglect.   Randy Coe (Photo provided) Coe will accept his award during the Child Advocacy Day Rally, which begins at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda...