Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse

Abuse does not discriminate against race, religion or socioeconomic status. It is everyone's problem.

In 2013 alone there were 17,000 cases of child abuse in Kentucky and 20,000 in Indiana. The result is that Kentucky and Indiana each average 25 to 30 child deaths each year involving abuse and neglect. Children who survive physical abuse often are left with lifetime debilitating injuries.

Child abuse is 100 percent preventable!

Resource (downloadable pdfs)


IMPACT brochure – what to know before leaving your child with someone


Tipsheet – what to do when you get frustrated


TEN-4 card – learn about bruising patterns that can be signs of abuse


Bruising poster – Bruising patterns that can be signs of abuse


Babysitter instructions: This sheet will help give your babysitter important information on caring for your child.


Purchase items now to show your support!

Required physician training on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

To make a confidential, anonymous report:

In Kentucky, call the Kentucky Child Protection Hotline toll-free 24/7 at (877) KYSAFE1/(877) 597-2331.

To report nonemergency situations that do not require an immediate response, you can use a Web-based reporting system at The Web option is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except for state holidays.

In Indiana, call the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline toll-free 24/7 at (800) 800-5556.

If you need support or someone to talk to, keep these numbers on hand:

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (800) CHILDREN/(800) 244-5373
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana (317) 775-6439
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 4-A-CHILD/(800) 422-4453

This April, Make Meaningful Connections With Children, Families, and Communities
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, a time to remember that we all can play a part in preventing child maltreatment. Learn how you can make meaningful connections with children, families, and communities to raise awareness this April and all year long: 

  1. Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website to find useful resources.
  2. Download the 2014 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections.
  3. Distribute tip sheets addressing particular parenting concerns or questions—in English and Spanish—including two new tip sheets for 2014.
  4. Share three activity calendars—also available in English and Spanish—with activities related to the six protective factors.
  5. View and post videos to your social networks featuring State and national child abuse prevention programs. 
  6. Download the Online Media Toolkit to discover ways to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month in your community. 
  7. Post widgets to your website and add them to your signature.

Find out more on the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website.