AG, First Lady join forces to prevent child abuse

FRANKFORT, KY. (WTVQ) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and First Lady Glenna Bevin want Kentuckians to join them in their partnership to prevent child abuse and child sexual abuse across the Commonwealth.

They are broadcasting two public service announcements throughout the month of April as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“There is nothing political about child abuse,” Beshear said. “First Lady Bevin and I feel a duty and a moral responsibility to advocate for the welfare of Kentucky’s children. I would encourage all our partners, especially the media, to help us communicate this PSA.”

“Child sexual abuse is a difficult and uncomfortable topic for many, but one that must be addressed if we are to prevent the horrendous abuse that happens every day,” Mrs. Bevin said.

Beshear and Bevin teamed up in February to announce their work with multiple state and nonprofit agencies to provide a statewide series of child sexual abuse prevention trainings for professionals and families. The trainings assist law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers, community advocates, religious affiliates, parents and educators in keeping children safe. For more information on the trainings, visit the Office of the Attorney General’s website.

Beshear and Bevin said they want to especially thank Time Warner Cable and the Kentucky Cable Telecommunications Association for broadcasting the PSA. Gov. Matt Bevin last week signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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