ProKids named its Board of Trustees officers for 2015-17. Thomas L. Cuni, a partner at Cuni, Ferguson & LeVay, will serve as president. John M. Hands, a partner at Ulmer & Berne, will serve as president-elect. Other officers include T.D. Hughes,Trustee/Advisor LaRosa’s Pizzeria, as treasurer and community volunteer Michelle Setzer as secretary.
ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook spoke out in the Cincinnati Enquirer on March 31, reminding everyone in our community that we have a difficult — but important — role to play in helping children be as safe as possible.
We are learning more every day about trauma and its impact on our children. There are a number of resources about childhood trauma here. This TED talk is an extraordinary discussion of what a pediatrician has found to be true about how abuse, neglect and family violence impacts our most vulnerable citizens.
ProKids was proud to be honored Saturday, February 7, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. More than 500 children and adults came together in the Union Terminal rotunda to celebrate those in our community who work to benefit the lives of children. ProKids was selected as the small non-profit Difference Maker of the year at the
Thanks to a state grant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children will be studying sentinel injuries in children: small injuries that can indicate child abuse. http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/01/08/study-sentinel-injuries-targets-child-abuse/21460625/
Thanks to volunteers from Appica, the lobby and stairway got a new coat of paint this month. Thank you so much for your hard work and support! Appica is one of ProKids’ long-term supporters, providing IT expertise and creative web solutions.
ProKids celebrated a number of its supporters at its annual November Soiree. ProKids depends on the energy of its volunteers and the generosity of its donors to serve more than 500 abused and neglected children each year in Hamilton County. By recruiting, training and supporting volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), ProKids works to keep
Mary Friel of Mt. Lookout was the only volunteer recognized at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s 2014 Campaign Finale, receiving the Clement L. Buenger Award for Leadership in Education. A ProKids volunteer since her retirement 14 years ago, she was honored for her work not only as a CASA volunteer but as a
ProKids Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA volunteers) make things happen behind the scenes. They advocate in schools, connect children to medical care and therapeutic services, and report to Hamilton County Juvenile Court on the best interests of the children they serve. But this month, ProKids reached behind the scenes and celebrated the work of six
Kathy King will never forget meeting a 4-year-old who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His little sister seemed to be protecting him as they held hands, terrified, at their foster home. King knew that there was more to his story. And she was right. The children had been victims of neglect and incredible violence.