It’s Really about the Kids. Help Us. Help Them.
There are three million reports of suspected child abuse or neglect in the United States every year. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before age 18. In Northern Kentucky, this means 25,000 children could be affected by this horrific crime and need support from Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC), the only center of its kind in the region.
The NKYCAC offers services that respond to the concerns of child abuse in a child-focused environment, offering prevention, evaluation and treatment to children and families.
Reporting abuse is one of the most important steps you can take to protect children. If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, you must call the Child Protection Hot Line or your local police department. If the child is in immediate danger, CALL 911.
Help Us. Help Them.
You can join us in the fight against child abuse and help children to a safe childhood. The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate!
Stewards of Children: Darkness to Light
The Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center staff are trained facilitators for the Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program. Read more about the program here. This nationally recognized, research-based training was developed by the Darkness to Light organization and is available to community groups by calling us at 859-442-3200.
Adults who participate in Stewards of Children training will learn how sexual abuse affects the entire community. They will learn about the long-term and often devastating effects that sexual abuse has on individuals. Most important, participants will leave with simple, proactive strategies for protecting children.
Support Extending Protective Orders to Additional Victims
House Bill 8
History Made: Dating Violence Legislation Passes!
Just after midnight, as the 29th day of the 2015 General Assembly began, HB 8 received final votes by the Senate and the House. Early in the evening, the Senate passed HB 8 SCS by a vote of 37-1. The bill then traveled back to the House where that chamber voted 100-0 to concur with the Senate changes.
The bill must now be signed by the Governor to complete its legislative journey. The provisions of HB 8 will go into effect January 2016.
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