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.
Thank you to the following sponsors for our very successful golf outing at Triple Crown Country Club on July 29th: Triple Crown Development, SSK Communities, UBS Financial Services, Crawford Insurance, Maxim Crane Works, Bob & Tina Donelan, The Scheben Group, Richwood Shell, Lally Pipe & Tube, Heritage Bank, M.R. Mayer & Co., Executive Transportation & Airport Ford. We would also like to thank the following hole sponsors: Community Yellow Cab, Silverlake "The Family Place", Sue Scott, Realtor (Sibcy Cline), Bank of Kentucky, C.K. Ash Insurnace, Bob McNichol, Shehan Pools & Supplies, Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky, Western Nursing Services, Frank & Donna Wesseler, The Lawhorn Family, Tri-City Insurance, Randy & Marilyn Clark, Bowlin Group, Dan Rankin, The Haddad Group, Ed Buechel, Bryan Stephens, Steele's Hometown Tire & Auto Services, Dave & Joan, Schrudde & Zimmerman, Central Bank, Chuy's of Florence, Bessler's Economy Market, Dr. Michael Berling, DMD, Sterling Cut Glass, Northern Kentucky Golfer's Association, Joe Steele, Ed & Nancy Schellhaas. WM. Zalla Construction, Herzog Jewelers, Tom Schreiber Custom Homes, Legacy Financial, Ralph & Charlotte Laird, Barleycorn's, Kentucky Land Title, Johnny's Car Wash, RE/MAX, SERVPRO of Boone County, Zang Family Skylines, L'Oreal, Ann McBee, Dorothy & Gordan Air, Schulz & Sons Jewelers, Candyse Jefferies Orthodonitcs, Five Seasons Sports Club, All-Rite Ready Mix, D&D Industrial, Ralice Custom Framing, Florence Freedom, Cincinnati Reds, Laszlo & Mary Pavel, Richard & Debora Crist