This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect, including building protective factors and a two-generation approach to mitigate parental trauma. Thank you to our panelists, including Melissa Goins, Director of the Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers; Julia Goodman, Family Resource Center Coordinator with Kenton County Schools; Tonya Jernigan, LCSW with the UK Department of Pediatric Forensic Medicine; and, Emily Keely with the Kentucky Strengthening Families program.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — check out resources from the Kosair Charities’ Face It Movement for tips and information on preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse and neglect in the commonwealth at