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This Week In Conversation: Child Abuse In Kentucky And Indiana

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky

Kentucky continues to lead the nationin the rate of child abuse and neglect, according to the latest available data. The numbers in Indiana are also disturbingly high.

We’re still learning about just how much the coronavirus pandemic has affected the incidence of abuse and neglect, but advocates have been worried over the past year, as COVID-19 has caused many children to be isolated with their abusers. Plus the closing of schools, daycares and other safe places for months left many with no place where abuse could be reported or detected.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this week on “In Conversation”, we’ll discuss the child abuse epidemic, what’s being done to address—and prevent-the problem and how you can help.

Our guests are:
• Shannon Moody, Chief Officer of Strategic Initiatives, Kentucky Youth Advocates
• Jeff Alston, Community Outreach Coordinator, 502 Fathers/Healthy Babies Louisville
• Emily Angel, Staff Attorney and Director, Guardian ad Litem Program at Kids’ Voice of Indiana

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Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

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