Every adult has a role to play in preventing and ending the unacceptable high rate of incidents of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, concerned neighbor, someone in the helping professional, or an elected official, we each can take steps to ensure every child can grow up happy, healthy, and hopeful.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Kosair for Kids Face It Movement wants to empower YOU to be a face that ends child abuse in the commonwealth. This year, Face It is focused on the 5 protective factors from the Strengthening Families Model: concrete supports in times of need; knowledge of parenting and child development; social and emotional competence of children; social connection; and parental resilience.

Join our partners at Face It throughout the month by:  

1. Checking out Face It’s FREE resources – such as CONNECT, Body Safety 101, and the NEW Cyber Safety 101 – and placing an order to distribute materials in your community. These resources promote child safety information, tips for mitigating stress among caregivers, and ideas for family engagement activities.

2. Reaching out to parents or caregivers in your life to offer a helping hand or words of encouragement. BONUS: encourage them to also sign up for regular supportive text messages from Face It by texting FaceIt to 833-FaceIt-1!

3. Attending Face It and partner hosted events during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join Face It in Louisville on Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30-7:30 PM ET for The Art of Healing, where local artists will demonstrate how different forms of creative expression play a role in the healing journey from the deep-rooted effects of childhood abuse.

Be sure to follow Face It on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram throughout the month (and beyond!) for safety tips, event highlights, parenting inspiration, and more.

The Face It Movement, an initiative founded and funded by Kosair for Kids, directly addresses the unacceptable incidences of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky by promoting best practices in child abuse prevention and intervention, building awareness and engaging the community, and advocating for effective policies to improve the child welfare system.