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2022 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 008

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 8 Strengthen Points of the Child Welfare System Summary SB 8 would establish new membership of the State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, expand the definition of fictive kin, expand Medicaid reimbursement eligibility for professionals who provide services at Children's Advocacy Centers, and more. This bill is supported by the Face It Movement. Status SB 8 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:57:07-05:00January 25th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 226

Other Legislative Item House Bill 226 Support Early Literacy Education Summary HB 226 would would specify the Department of Education’s role in assisting local school districts with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; require a local board of education to adopt and implement a reading universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment; permit a local school district to adopt a common comprehensive reading program for K-3; and more related to improving students’ [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:28:32-05:00January 25th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 095

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 95 Prioritize Postpartum Care Summary SB 95 would require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to make information on postpartum depression and a postpartum assessment tool available; require birthing centers and hospitals to provide postpartum information to women, fathers, and family members; require health care providers providing postnatal care to women and pediatric providers to invite women to complete a postpartum assessment tool. Status [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:30:26-05:00January 25th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 315

Other Legislative Item House Bill 315 Support Broadband Deployment Fund Summary HB 315 would allocate funds to the Broadband Deployment Fund to improve internet connection of families and businesses. Status HB 315 is co-sponsored by Representative Brandon Reed and Representative Jason Petrie. It is awaiting a hearing in the House Appropriations & Revenue Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2022-01-25T16:27:51-05:00January 25th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Blueprint Legislative Priority House Bill 012

Blueprint Legislative Priority Protect the Mental Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ Youth House Bill 12 would prohibit mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts with a minor. Review the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children policy priority fact sheet. Status HB 12 is co-sponsored by Representative Lisa Willner and Representative Kim Banta. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment. Awaiting Committee [...]

By |2022-01-25T10:09:26-05:00January 25th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

Celebrating the 2022 Champions for Children

Elected leaders and advocates step up for Kentucky kids in countless ways every day, especially in Frankfort throughout the legislative session. During Children’s Advocacy Week, Kentucky Youth Advocates and partners in the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children present Champion for Children and Step Up for Kids awards to honor those state leaders and advocates for their efforts. At this year’s Rally for Kentucky Kids, we honored several members of the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly for [...]

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 263

Other Legislative Item House Bill 263 Increase Penalties for Child Abuse Summary HB 263 would increase penalties if the victim of criminal abuse is under 12 years of age. Status HB 263 is co-sponsored by Representative C. Ed Massey and Speaker David Osborne. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2022-01-20T11:06:39-05:00January 20th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

“We owe our youth more… Now, let’s get to work!”

These remarks were part of the Rally for Kentucky Kids during 2022 Children's Advocacy Week. Watch a recording of the virtual rally via Facebook or YouTube.  By Tyler Hunter, Child Welfare Leader First, let me thank each and every one of you all for attending today’s rally for Children’s Advocacy Week. My name is Tyler Hunter. I am from one of the best places on earth… Bowling Green, Ky (Warren Co). Outside of being a [...]

By |2022-01-20T15:44:08-05:00January 19th, 2022|Blog|

Hundreds of Advocates Rally on Behalf of KY Kids, featuring Gov. Beshear and legislative leaders

Contact: Mara Powell mpowell@kyyouth.org Governor Beshear, House Speaker Osborne, and Senator Westerfield Join Hundreds of Youth and Advocates for Virtual Rally for Kentucky Kids Louisville, KY – Hundreds of youth advocates from across Kentucky are virtually convening this week for Children’s Advocacy Week. They are urging elected leaders to support the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children, a unified agenda for child advocates across the state. Today, in place of the gathering in the Capitol Rotunda, advocates and state leaders tuned into [...]

By |2022-01-20T13:35:39-05:00January 19th, 2022|Blog, News Room|

Bloom Kentucky Announces 2022 State Policy and Budget Priorities

Contact: Mara Powell mpowell@kyyouth.org LOUISVILLE, KY – Over one in five Kentucky children have experienced at least two Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such as experiencing or witnessing violence, being separated from a parent due to incarceration, or having substance use present in the household. Bloom Kentucky is a collaborative initiative of grantmaking organizations from across the Commonwealth focused on statewide policy changes and budget investments that aim to prevent and mitigate the multi-generational impacts of childhood adversity so [...]

By |2022-01-18T12:00:43-05:00January 18th, 2022|Bloom Kentucky, News Room|
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