The Kentucky Council on Child Abuse, Inc.
EIN: 61-1111813 - Prevent Child Abuse KentuckyProviding statewide child abuse prevention services - public awareness campaigns,advocacy, parent education and support, professional training, technical assistance and community-based prevention programs. 7.7%

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky

801 Corporate Drive, Ste. 120
Lexington, KY 40503

Every 22 minutes in Kentucky, a child is found to be a victim of child abuse, neglect or in need of protective services (TWIST Data, 2017).

Conservatively, 1 out of 4 girls, 1 out of 6 boys, will be victims of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. (Centers for Disease Control, 2014)

What is the solution?

Prevention works!

It is the only cure.  Our efforts have focused exclusively on statewide prevention programming:

  • Educational resources addressing strategies to deal with parental stress, child development and discipline
  • Statewide education and awareness
  • Parent education and support groups
  • Expert-led trainings targeting audiences in the position of preventing, intervening and supporting child maltreatment
  • Kids Are Worth It!® Conference
  • Statewide Partners in Prevention Network
  • Technical assistance surrounding child sexual abuse prevention to summer camps, places of worship, daycare facilities and others providing oversight to children

How your donation helps

Last year, donations helped make the following possible:

  • Equipped 139,868 Kentuckians, representing every county, with child abuse prevention resources and educational materials.
  • Provided 330 individuals with support on 1-800-CHILDREN.
  • Conducted 111 presentations educating 5,830 individuals on child abuse and neglect prevention.
  • Served 14,158 parents and caregivers through parent education and support services.
  • Provided 35 trainings to over 850 individuals working in youth programs such as faith entities, after-school or athletic programs on preventing child sexual abuse.
  • This program armed individuals caring for over 108,300 kids with strategies to keep kids safe while in their care.
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Being a parent is a tough job!

People are trained to be sales professionals, doctors, mail carriers and more, but unfortunately few people are trained to be parents. Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky funds parent education and support groups spanning the Commonwealth. Through the Parent Education and Self-Help Program, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky not only provides funding but training and technical assistance to agencies serving parents.

PCAK has been the umbrella organization for statewide parent education, support and self-help groups for more than 28 years. Through this program, parents are able to discuss common concerns and challenges they face as caregivers. Parents learn the basics of child development and the needs of their children. Last year, 15,361 instances of Parent Education were provided across Kentucky.