Help End Child Abuse!
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Care for Every Child
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Actively Work to Prevent Child Abuse!

The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act defines child abuse and neglect as:

"Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm."

 Signs of Physical Abuse:

  • Unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones, and/or black eyes
  • Frightened of the parents and other adults
  • Abuses animals or pets

Signs of Neglect:

  • Frequently absent from school
  • Begs or steals food or money
  • Lacks needed medical or dental care
  • Lacks weather appropriate clothing

Signs of Sexual Abuse:

  • Reports nightmares or bedwetting
  • Demonstrates bizarre, sophisticated, or unusual sexual knowledge or behavior
  • Attaches very quickly to strangers or new adults in their environment

Signs of Emotional abuse:

  • Shows extremes in behavior: overly compliant or demanding
  • Is inappropriately mature/ immature for their age
  • Delayed in physical or emotional development
  • Observe a lack of attachment to parent

 How to Report Abuse

Call 1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331
or go to:

Kentucky law requires reporting when any person knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected.

Graves County
Child Advocacy Program

"Working to Keep Children Safe"
Our Mission...

To ensure that every child in Graves County has the opportunity to grow up in a safe environment by providing child abuse prevention programs and advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system.

Office Located in the Green Center for Advocacy
Open Monday - Friday 8:30 to 4:30
Closed Saturday/Sunday/Holidays

427 E Broadway/P.O. Box 5200
Mayfield, KY  42066
p (270) 251-2060 ext. 10
f (270) 251-2080

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