Family Nurturing Center of Kentucky

Ending the cycle of child abuse.

Florence, KY   |  www.familynurture.org

Mission

Ending the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and healthy family relationships.

We envision safe children, thriving families, and nurturing communities.

Family Nurturing Center provides child abuse treatment, prevention and education services to thousands of children and families in Northern Kentucky and Hamilton County in Ohio.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Mrs. Jane Herms

Main address

5 Spiral Drive, Suite 100

Florence, KY 41042 USA

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EIN

31-1011326

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Child abuse is a public health problem with far reaching implications. The statistics are staggering: 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they reach 18. Most will never tell. Researchers estimate that as many as 85% of child sexual abuse cases are never reported. And while the rate of physical abuse and neglect far exceeds the rate of child sexual abuse, it too is underreported. Local statistics validate these figures. Recent reports indicate that child abuse reports have increased 55% over the last four years in Kentucky. Hamilton County Job and Family Services received over 65,000 calls to its 241-KIDS child abuse reporting hotline in 2015, and provided services to more than 15,000 abused and neglected children. That’s 1 in 13 children in Hamilton County. Local officials report a worrisome increase in the need, driven in part by the heroin crisis that is so prevalent in our region.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Child Abuse Treatment Services

helps child victims of abuse (physical abuse, emotional abuse/neglect, witness to domestic violence and sexual abuse) and their non-offending family members recover from the trauma and rebuild their lives. Free individual, family and group counseling provided in Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant Counties.

Population(s) Served

Dynamic, interactive performances are provided using life size Kids on the Block puppets to educate children about child abuse and neglect. The program includes different programs in which the puppets discuss their “personal stories” regarding both physical and sexual abuse. Following the presentation, the puppeteers are trained to address issues related to child abuse and answer questions from the children via the puppets, so that children can clarify any information and gain additional insight into abuse.

Population(s) Served

amily based parenting education programs that help families establish a nurturing way of life. Parents and children attend together so that all family members can benefit from participation in the program. The program is free and is offered in a variety of locations throughout the community.

Population(s) Served

Visitation provides an opportunity for children to visit with non-custodial parents in a safe, supervised setting, and build skills needed to enhance healthy family functioning.

Population(s) Served

Stewards of Children is a revolutionary prevention program designed to teach adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Population(s) Served

S.O.A.R. (Survivors of Abuse Recovery) is a 12 week program serving adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse victimization. Weekly groups will focus on helping participants recognize feelings, identify the impact of their sexual victimization on their current functioning, create new and healthy coping strategies to lessen the impact of the victimization on their day to day functioning, develop effective communication skills for healthy relationships, and create strategies to avoid re-victimization.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have a big goal – ending the cycle of child abuse. The mission of Family Nurturing Center is to end the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and healthy family relationships. We envision a world with safe children, thriving families and nurturing communities, and offer a full range of evidenced based prevention and treatment services to make that dream a reality for our region.

It’s no easy task, but it’s critical to the future of children, adults, families and our community. There are 42 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States. And even more experience physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Research shows that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18 and that 1 in 5 children will be victims of physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. Child abuse reports in KY and OH have grown significantly in recent years, and local officials report a worrisome increase in the need, driven in part by the heroin crisis that is so prevalent in our region. More children are taken into care, and reunification is more challenging because of the relapse rate involved with this epidemic. Nearly 25% of our region’s children report two or more adverse childhood experiences. Child Abuse has long-term effects when left untreated, including documented problems in many areas including academic, relationship, career, physical and mental health.

Family Nurturing Center addresses this by providing a full range of prevention, education and treatment services that help children and adults. Our evidence based services produce meaningful change in the lives of children and families, and our community engagement model helps leverage the talents and gifts of the whole community to make a lasting impact.

Over the next 3-5 years, Family Nurturing Center has created goals in the areas of impact, influence, infrastructure and income in order to further our mission of ending the cycle of child abuse.

Organizationally, we’ve identified strategies in four key areas to help us further our mission. Our plan is centered on increasing mission impact by maximizing and diversifying our revenues to invest in programs, people and infrastructure.

Highlights include:

Implement high quality trauma informed programming that promotes the mission and vision of FNC and changes the lives of children, families and communities.
Strategic Priorities:
• Continue and expand continuum of education, prevention and treatment programs designed to end the cycle of child abuse.
• Pilot holistic and expressive therapies through volunteers and special grant funding.
• Infuse trauma informed care practice into services and organizational culture.
• Add therapeutic service options for adults impacted by abuse.

Cultivate a highly engaged, impassioned Board and volunteer force combined with a strategic communication plan to increase issue awareness and agency recognition.
Strategic Priorities:
• Provide opportunities for meaningful engagement, service and impact.
• Recruit and retain passionate board members to advance the mission of FNC.
• Develop comprehensive strategic communications and marketing plan to increase awareness of issues and agency with key stakeholders.

Invest in people, processes and systems for effective, efficient services.
Strategic Priorities:
• Develop or purchase secure data systems for efficient and effective tracking of clients, services and outcomes.
• Be an employer of choice with competitive compensation and benefits, minimal regretted turnover and positive work climate.
• Explore partnerships to leverage strengths, enhance a strong infrastructure and further the mission of the organization.
• Right size structure, position focus and workloads, including identification of new positions.

Diversify revenue and increase funding to ensure financial security, sustainability and growth needed to execute the strategic priorities.
Strategic Priorities:
• Accept third party payments for diversified funding stream.
• Increase # of major gifts ($500 or above)
• Increase and engage new donors of all levels in our work.
• Increase corporate, government and foundation support that aligns with the mission of FNC and creates expanded service opportunities.

• Family Nurturing Center has a long and successful history n providing a range of evidence based services and promising practices to meet the current and emerging needs of children, adults and families impacted by abuse.
• Family Nurturing Center is a trauma-responsive organization that has embedded this model into the organizational culture as well as service delivery. This model is fully integrated it into the work with families, resulting in greater client engagement and higher participation rate. The agency is recognized as a leader in the region and has demonstrated capacity through this trauma informed lens to engage children and adults in services.
• Staff are highly trained and effective in working with high risk populations. Agency staff are trained in trauma-informed care, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Combined Parent Child Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CPC-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE), Traumatic Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCT-A) Motivational Interviewing, Nurturing Parenting and Engaging Fathers. This robust training program, along with intensive clinical supervision and live coaching, allows our staff to develop an expertise that is not found with organizations that provide a generalist approach.
• We employ evidence based intervention models, that have been developed and extensively tested for their effectiveness with individuals impacted by child abuse. We also recognize that child abuse impacts the whole person, and see the relationship between mind, body and spirit. Therefore, we’ve added expressive and non traditional therapies and wellness activities to augment traditional services, providing a holistic approach to services. We believe in providing a continuum of services and multiple therapy options in order to best meet the individual needs of the children, adults and families that we serve.
• Family based services are provided whenever possible, which lead to the greatest opportunity for change and allow for generational impact.
• Locations in both KY and OH make us accessible to clients, and our ability to deliver services on site at local schools, organizations and community groups takes away any potential stigmas associated with accessing services, and allows people to participate in settings that are already comfortable and convenient.
• Family Nurturing Center’s partnerships and diverse funding sources mean that services are free to our clients. There are no copays or fees to participate, removing this barrier for individuals.
• Family Nurturing Center meets or exceeds all 20 standards of the Better Business Bureau’s Charity Accountability Program and is an accredited charity seal holder.

We are proud to report on a number of agency accomplishments, most notably, delivering effective programming and outreach services to more than 30,000 people in FY19. Other important achievements over the past two years include:

• Expanding individual counseling services and adding a fourth full time therapist to serve children and adults.

• Adding holistic supports and wellness services to expand our continuum of services and offer non traditional services to complement evidence based models.

• Adding comprehensive parenting assessment and intervention services to our menu of services in Cincinnati.

• Providing Combined Parent Child Cognitive Behavior Therapy in KY and OH offices. Family Nurturing Center is the only agency in the region offering this evidence based model.

• Being selected to provide training to community partners and other stakeholders in effective visitation models.

• Relocating both our OH (2018) and KY (2019) offices to provide expanded services in a client-centered environment.

• Five staff completed a nine month certification in trauma responsive care, increasing their ability to effectively serve individuals who have experienced complex trauma.

• Completed a learning collaborative with the National Council on Behavioral Health and Rapid Cycle Improvement Collaborative to improve our organizational impact and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

Financials

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Family Nurturing Center of Kentucky

Board of directors
as of 6/26/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Gelter

PNG Consulting

Holli Alexander

Johnson Investment Counsel

Brittany Bischoff

Clark Schaefer Hackett

Jamahal Boyd

John Gray

Fifth Third Bank

Jennifer Gessendorf

The Christ Hospital

Shari Goldsmith

Workplace Resilience

Lyn Mathews

Hillenbrand

Matthew McQueary

VonLehman

Mark Noel

Graydon

Marty Novakov

Fifth Third Bank

Dave Peterson

Scripps

Sheila Simmons

Huntington Natl Bank

Cynthia Spicker, MD

Pediatric Associates

Terri Vietor

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Beth Welter

Scripps

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes