Story by: Norton Children’s on April 17, 2018
Don’t think your baby can be a victim of abuse? Think again. Kentucky and Indiana have some of the highest rates of child physical abuse and neglect in the country — more than 40,000 kids a year. Families of all races, backgrounds and economic statuses feel the catastrophic effects of child abuse.
We all can do our part to keep kids safe and put an end to abuse, which is 100 percent preventable. Stay in control, be smart in choosing a child’s caregiver, know how to get support and identify the signs before it’s too late.
Here are some other ways you can help put an end to abuse:
If you suspect child abuse, the law says you must report it. In Kentucky, call (877) KYSAFE1. In Indiana, call (800) 800-5556. You can remain anonymous
Here are more tools to help you keep your child safe: