Covering Kentucky

Jan 22, 2013 3:38 PM

Kosair Charities to Combat Child Abuse in Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - For nearly a century, Kosair Charities has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to care for Kentucky children afflicted with diseases and disabilities. Now the Louisville-based group is combating another childhood scourge - abuse and neglect.

Kosair Charities is bankrolling a decade-long initiative aimed at preventing child abuse and ensuring early detection when children are battered. Details of the program were discussed at an event Tuesday marking Kosair Charities' 90-year history.

Kosair will work with Kentucky Youth Advocates and other groups on the new child-abuse awareness effort. The goal is to train doctors, nurses, child-care providers and others to detect early signs of abuse. Kentucky Youth Advocates executive director Terry Brooks says Kosair Charities is combating child abuse with the same vigor it did polio decades ago.

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