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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
859-225-8879      www.pcaky.org


  • Every 18 minutes in Kentucky, a child is found to be a victim of child abuse, neglect or in need of protective services (TWIST Data, 2019).
  • Conservatively, 1 out of every 10 children will be victims of child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. (Townsend, C., & Rheingold, A.A., (2013).

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 141,625 Kentuckians, representing every county, with child abuse prevention resources and educational materials.
  • Provided 168 individuals with support on 1-800-CHILDREN.
  • Provided 86 trainings and presentations to 6,057 adults working with families and children on child maltreatment prevention and tools for strengthening families.
  • Served 1,593 parents and caregivers through parent education and support services with 11,950 incidents of service.
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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 29 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, 11,950 instances of Parent Education were provided across Kentucky.