Luncheon celebrates work to end child abuse

Luncheon celebrates work to end child abuse
The "Face it Movement" was initiated in 2013 in response to the number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kosair Charities "Face It Movement to End Child Abuse" held its annual community luncheon Monday morning.The luncheon serves as the culmination of their Child Abuse Prevention Month efforts.

"Kosair Charities recognizes that keeping children safe is up to every single one of us, and that is exactly why we have made such a comprehensive and long-term commitment to this initiative," Keith Inman, President of Kosair Charities, said. "Today, there are 45 agencies involved in the Face It Movement across the Commonwealth, and we continue to grow to impact the lives of as many Kentucky children as we can — because one child hurt is one child too many."

The event honored several members of the community who fight to end child abuse; among those honored was First Lady Glenna Bevin.

Other recipients of the FACE of the Face It Movement to End Child Abuse awards are:

  • Senator Julie Raque Adams, Chair of the Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee
  • Senator Whitney Westerfield, Chair of the Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Representative Joe Fischer, Chair of the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee
  • Representative Joni Jenkins, Co-Chair of the House Working Group on Adoptions
  • Representative David Meade, Co-Chair of the House Working Group on Adoptions
  • Representative Addia Wuchner, Chair of Kentucky House Health and Family Services Committee
  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • Dr. Melissa Currie, Medical Director and Chief of the Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine at the University of Louisville
  • Lori Brent, Parent Advocate

The "Face it Movement" was initiated in 2013 in response to the number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth.

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