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.
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.
Support Extending Protective Orders to Additional Victims
House Bill 8
Under current Kentucky law, protective orders are available only to family members, members of an unmarried couple with a child in common, and unmarried couples who either live together or have lived together.
Until now – House Bill 8 has been filed to support extending protective orders to additional victims.
House Bill 8: This protective order legislation creates what may become the most comprehensive protective order law in the nation. The bill creates a new chapter of Kentucky law (KRS Chapter 456) and provides civil protective orders within that chapter for domestic violence victims, dating violence victims, rape victims, and stalking victims. HB 8 would offer protections to Kentucky children against dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking through a protective order. Children who witness domestic violence are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, higher levels of aggression, and poor school performance.
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