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.
Chuy’s, a Tex-Mex style restaurant, which opened in Florence, Ky., on Nov. 6, has selected Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center as its local charity partner. “The Children’s Advocacy Center is down the street from our new location on Houston Road, but more important, their support of children and families is integral to the northern Kentucky community,” said Rocky Sheehan, General Manager of Chuy’s Florence. “We greatly respect their mission and are pleased to provide support to their many family-centered programs.” For more information about the partnership, click here and here. For pictures from the launch event, click here.
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!
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.
Our Sincerest Thanks:
Aaron’s - A Wilkins Family Business, Carlisle Enterprises, Inc., Central Bank, Crawford Insurance, EGC Construction Corporation, Lally Pipe and Tube, Tim and Patti Lally & John Mocker, Maxim Crane Works, Pomeroy, Poore Family Foundation, Triple Crown Developers, LLC, UBS Financial
Bowlin Group, Amy Wainio Brown and Patrick Brown, Cincinnati Bengals, Executive Transportation, Figure Weight Loss, Richard Goettle, Inc., Grant County Drugs Complete Health, Dr. Todd Kirchhoff, Head & Neck Surgery Associates, Kohnen & Patton LLP, Pediatrics of Florence, The Haddad Wealth Management Group - Merrill Lynch, The Hollaender Manufacturing Company, Marc and Lori Watson
Heritage Bank, Hertzenberg & Sons, Kremer Production Services, Inc. Little Red School House, Lykins Companies, Inc., Omnicare, Mr. Ronald Plattner, Ms. Selma Conrad, VonLehman & Co., Western Nursing Services
John Mocker—Dinner Wine Sponsor
Amy Wainio Brown and Patrick Brown—Band Sponsor
Patti and Timothy Lally—Decorations Sponsor
Timothy’s Florals—Centerpiece Sponsor