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AG Andy Beshear presents a check to Vickie Henderson, Executive Director

Attorney General Visits NKYCAC

Jul 10, 2017


On July 10, 2017, Attorney General Andy Beshear visited the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center (NKYCAC) to present the center with a grant for providing case management services for child sexual abuse medical examinations.  The $5,625.00 will provide funding for medical examinations for child victims of sexual abuse.   By providing this funding to the center, children will be able to undergo these difficult examinations in a safe, child-friendly environment at the center as opposed to being seen in a hospital emergency room.  

AG Beshear spoke of his dedication to bringing caring treatment and justice to these victims, as well as the need to prevent child abuse.  He thanked the law enforcement personnel present, as well as the center staff and Executive Director, Vickie Henderson.  The center provides a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of child abuse by working with law enforcement, prosecutors and case workers, and provides specially trained interviewers and advocates.



Dr. Rob Tagher Day was June 13, 2017 in the City of Florence, KY!

Jun 13, 2017

On May 20th, Dr. Robert Tagher, a pediatrician at Pediatrics of Florence, ran the Keys 100 Ultramarathon, a 100-mile long race from Key Largo to Key West, and he donated all proceeds to the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center.  Not only did Dr. Rob finish the race with a time of 18:35:11, more than 1 hour less than the ultramarathon he completed in 2013, but he was the winner of the Master's Division and placed 7th overall!  He also raised more than $12,000 for NKYCAC!  We are so excited and grateful for Dr. Rob's commitment and dedication to the children and families of Northern Kentucky and his support of NKYCAC.

On June 13th, Diane Whalen, the Mayor of the City of Florence, KY proclaimed the day to be Dr. Rob Tagher Day recognizing Dr. Rob's commitment and dedication.

Thank you Dr. Rob!  

Dr. Rob's 100-Mile Run for Abused and Neglected Children

May 20, 2017

Don't forget to sponsor Robert Tagher, MD of Pediatrics of Florence for his upcoming participation in a 100-mile race in the Florida Keys!  He and his crew will be broadcasting live on May 20th on Facebook so you watch the race and keep up to date.

See more about the event here, and you can sponsor Dr. Rob here!

2016 Planting Pinwheels

Planting Pinwheels To Honor Children in Northern Kentucky

Apr 11, 2017



Rain Date: If Rain the Lunch will still be 4-11-2017; Planting the Pinwheels will be 4-13-2017 

FLORENCE, Ky.  –  NKYCAC and Chuy’s Mexican Food will be “Planting Pinwheels” to honor the children in Northern Kentucky. The pinwheel symbol is used to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention. It was chosen to represent hope and promise, believing every child deserves to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. It is our hope this image can positively help impact the way the public views both children, as well as the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Chuy’s Mexican Food on Houston Road, will serve a special “thank you” luncheon to local law enforcement officials, social workers, prosecutors and victim advocates, volunteers and community partners thanking them for the hard work and dedication they provide to the children in the Northern Kentucky community. The luncheon will be held at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center.

Vickie Henderson, Executive Director of the NKYCAC said, “Without these heroes, we could not protect the children who are being harmed and harmed. Every day I see these professionals working endless hours to ensure that our children are protected and have a bright future ahead of them.”

“It is critical that every adult in Northern Kentucky knows that child abuse occurs every day in every community and that it is our responsibility to ensure every child is safe and to report to the law enforcement and social services when you believe a child is being harmed”, said Randy Rawe Chairperson of the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center.

About the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center

The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization that provides services to children who have been sexually abused, severely physically abused and who have witnessed violent crimes. In addition, the NKYCAC provides supportive services for non-offending parents, caregivers, siblings, family members and professionals. Its multidisciplinary team includes social workers, law enforcement, prosecutors, therapists, advocates and health care providers. The NKYCAC is a child-focused, welcoming environment that ensures that children are protected and that children and the non-offending adults, who care for them, can begin to heal.

As the designated regional children’s advocacy center, we serve Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties. 

About Chuy’s

Founded in 1982 in Austin, Texas, Chuy's serves authentic and affordable Mexican fare in an atmosphere full of fun and attitude. The menu offers family recipes from south Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, all made to order from fresh ingredients. Chuy's has the reputation across Texas and the Southeast as the most fun and friendly spot to eat real Mexican food at a great price.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 1, 2017

April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.  The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center is a critical link that provides assistance, information, services, and support for children and families through a team approach for child abuse investigation and treatment.

The center provides a safe, non-threatening, relaxed atmosphere, which helps to ease the child victim's and family’s anxieties and fears.  A trained forensic interviewer talks with children in a child-friendly environment.  Specially trained pediatricians provide the comprehensive child sexual abuse medical examinations at the center and are able to testify on the child’s behalf.  Trained professionals provide crisis counseling, advocacy, and support.

The NKYCAC staff works closely with social services, law enforcement, mental health, and prosecutors stressing coordination with the ultimate goal of ensuring that children are protected, safe and not re-victimized.



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