We’re Hiring- Join our team in the Manager of Resource Development role!

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is hiring a Manager of Resource Development! We are seeking a passionate individual to move our mission forward by organizing special events, securing sponsorships, expanding our funding base, and developing sustainable relationships with supporters. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits that include health insurance, dental, a 401 (k) plan and generous holiday, vacation and sick leave.

Click the links below for more information on the position and how to apply.
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Contact Janna Estep Jordan with questions.

The Child Abuse Prevention Month Resource Guide

Child Abuse Prevention Month is just around the corner!

Join us during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, as we continue building together for all children! Annually, April is declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by Presidential and Gubernatorial proclamation. Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, along with our Prevent Child Abuse America sister chapters, as well as our 270+ member Partner in Prevention Network, work collaboratively across the nation and our respective states to ensure heightened awareness of child maltreatment and its prevention occurs throughout the month.We hope you join us as we plant seeds of support for all children during April.

View our Community Resource Guide below, which is full of materials and information to help you find the resources you need to get involved in Child Abuse Prevention Month 2023!

New this year: Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky Garden Kits

We are excited to introduce our Garden Kits ahead of Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Included in the kits will be garden flags, PCAK branded garden tools, and other educational materials!

We hope you will be able to get years of great use out of these awesome new products!

We are still working on finalizing pricing for the kits, so make sure to check our website and social media often for updates!

You can see the full list of items in the Garden Kits below.

  • Pinwheel Garden Flag
  • Soil Pucks
  • Biodegradable Pinwheel Planters
  • PCAK Branded Garden Tools
  • 2 Pinwheel Lapel Pins
  • “10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Child Abuse” Tip Sheet
  • About PCAK Brochure
  • “Thank you for participating in the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign” Talking Points Tip Sheet (English and Spanish)

New PCAK Resources and CAPM Resource highlights

The Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky staff has been hard at work recently developing resources covering several topics to make available to our partners and supporters across the state.

We recently added nine resources to our Information and Data Center, many of which are available to the public on our digital downloads page.

The new materials are below:

  • “How are Families Impacted by Shift Work?” Brochure
  • “Understanding Abusive Head Trauma” postcard
  • “Why is My Child Acting Out?” Brochure
  • “10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Child Abuse” Tip Sheet
  • “Being a Male Role Model: How Can I Improve Outcomes for My Kids?” Tip Sheet
  • “Trauma Informed Practice for Attorneys” Downloadable information sheet and training opportunity
  • “What Should I Do? When A Child Talks About Child Sexual Abuse” Brochure

In preparation for Child Abuse Prevention Month, we also want to highlight some resources we think will be great assets to organizations throughout April. You can also find them on our digital downloads page.

  • “How to Prevent Childhood Drowning” Tip Sheet (available in English and Spanish)
  • “Safety and Awareness for Every BODY” Tip Sheet (available in English and Spanish)
  • Warm Fuzzies (available in English and Spanish)
  • “Effective Fatherhood Engagement” Tip Sheet
  • “Parenting Over 50” Tip Sheet
  • Prevention Pal Tip Sheet (available in English and Spanish)
  • Prevention Pal Stickers (available in English and Spanish)
  • “My Body When” Tip Sheets (available in English and Spanish)
    • Baby-Age two
    • Two-Five Years Old
    • Five-Eight Years Old
    • Nine-Twelve Years Old
    • Teenager
  • Home Safety Checklist (available in English and Spanish)

We also released resources made specifically for first responders at the scene of investigations involving children.

  • Responsibilities of First Responders at the Scene of a Child Fatality or Near Fatality – Extended Guidance
  • Child Fatality/Near Fatality Checklist

For more information, or to order checklists and booklets, free of charge, you can email pcaky@pcaky.org.

As part of the first responders checklist and booklet release, PCAK also created an educational video, which can be viewed here.

Join the Wear Blue Day 2023 Social Media Contest! – Details in Our App

Child Abuse Prevention Month is getting closer every day!

This year, CAPM starts on the last day of March, with Wear Blue Day on March 31!

We are so excited to see everyone wearing their blue outfits, so to encourage involvement, we will be hosting a social media contest!

If you are interested in winning one of our new Garden Kits, which includes a pinwheel garden flag, PCAK garden tools, pinwheel seed planters, lapel pins, and several educational resources, you can find the details of the contest exclusively in our app! Just search for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and look for our pinwheel wherever you get your apps!

We will have more information out about our Garden Kits soon!

PCAK’s Top Ten Mission Moments of 2022

As we look back on 2022, we are so proud of many of the things we accomplished. However, our hearts are still heavy as we continue, as a united Commonwealth, to lift our Eastern KY neighbors up with our prayers, donations, and volunteer time. We thank you for your commitment to all of Kentucky’s children, youth, and families.

Below, you can view a gallery of our Top Ten Mission Moments of 2022!

A Message from Dr. Merrick about Child Poverty Rates, Join Us at our 50th Anniversary Celebration and More!

A Message from Dr. Melissa Merrick 

There has been a lot of discussion over the past couple of weeks on new child poverty data that show drastic and steady declines. In a New York Times piece citing the US Census Bureau and the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University, the publication stated:

A comprehensive new analysis shows that child poverty has fallen 59 percent since 1993, with need receding on nearly every front. Child poverty has fallen in every state, and it has fallen by about the same degree among children who are white, Black, Hispanic and Asian, living with one parent or two, and in native or immigrant households. 

This is undoubtably good news. Reports like this provide much-needed hope and optimism that we can be successful in combatting childhood poverty, if we stay focused on the supports and mechanisms that have contributed to the decline. And more than 50 years after the war on poverty was declared, it’s reassuring to be seeing such results.

Right now, Congress has an opportunity to help American families create greater economic mobility by passing the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022.

This newly introduced bill, a tribute to the late home visiting advocate, Representative Jackie Walorski, reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) for five years, increases the annual funding level to $800 million by 2027 and provides increased investment in home visiting in every state and territory.

We challenge Congress to not miss this opportunity to help more children and families in need.

Read the full statement here.

MIECHV Reauthorization Takes Big Step Forward!

We are excited to share that this past week the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted to advance the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022. This success is due to the advocacy efforts of many local, state, and national organizations throughout this past year! Thank you! Now we need to keep the momentum going and see this bill across the finish line. Please continue to contact your Members of Congress and ask them to support this legislation and make MIECHV reauthorization a priority.

Celebrating 50 Years of Progress

Join us for a special evening celebrating 50 years of supporting children and families. Enjoy food, music, a silent auction, and most importantly, learn about how we are preventing child abuse and neglect – and how you can get involved.

National Diaper Awareness Week

One in three U.S. families experience diaper need, and babies without clean diapers are exposed to more potential health risks & less likely to be accepted to daycares, leaving parents unable to attend work. During this week’s National Diaper Awareness Week, we encourage you to support the National Diaper Bank Network.

PCA America 2022 Election Guide

The 2022 midterm elections will be held Tuesday, November 8. Elections present an opportunity to promote child abuse and neglect prevention policies and strategies and to make investments to support these vital initiatives.During this midterm election year, control of both chambers of Congress and dozens of governorships and state offices will be decided. These include all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Thirty-nine state and territorial gubernatorial and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested. This will be the first election affected by the redistricting that will follow the 2020 census.  By voting, organizing in our communities, and having conversations with loved ones, we can come together to speak out in favor of the country we want to live in. Let us continue supporting fair policies and programs that enable every child, family, and community to thrive today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

You can find the Election guide here.

Mini-Grant Opportunity! Building Positive Fatherhood Engagement through Community Support

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK), in partnership with The Cralle Foundation, Inc., will award eight agencies or organizations funds (up to $500) to conduct an event focused on promoting positive father engagement. These events should provide resources/activities directly to dads and their children. Applicants may choose to propose in person or virtual events. Organizations serving communities within the Cralle Foundation service area will be considered for funding.  The Cralle Foundation service area includes: Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble.

Applications are due by October 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST.

Email Amanda Royer with questions!

Submit your application here!   

PCAK is hiring! Join our team in the Resource Development Coordinator role!

Use your skills to move a state-wide child abuse prevention agency’s mission forward. We need your support in organizing special events, securing sponsorships, expanding our funding base, and developing sustainable relationships with our supporters. If you feel comfortable approaching people you don’t know, like to forge new paths, like to speak in public, and love Excel, this may be the job for you.

If you understand the importance of securing funds, goods, and services for a non-profit organization, consider joining our team! Networking and meeting new people is a big part of this job, so you will have the opportunity to have every day be different. Use your time and talents to support all facets of our fundraising including special events, securing sponsorships, managing donor relations, networking with diverse groups, associations and more.

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