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So far Terrance Sullivan has created 5 blog entries.

Family Recovery Court: Families Together, Safe, and Healthy

Family is important. When a member of the family is going through a hard time, the rest of the family shares in that struggle, and when the family experiences successes, the rest of the family can revel in that joy as well. In light of the rise in substance use disorders both nationally and especially here in Kentucky, many families are facing more of those low times and, unfortunately the children in those families also [...]

By |2018-10-04T20:16:40+00:00October 4th, 2018|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Justice|

Ensuring Stability for Youth in Foster Care as They Go Back-to-School

Back to school time is a mixed bag full of emotions. Parents are rejoicing at the prospect of having a routine again, while also mulling with the fact they must send their kids away for longer periods of time, or maybe for the first time. Kids on the other hand, are excited to be back at school and around their friends all day, but the return of school also means the return of homework and [...]

By |2018-08-08T10:57:54+00:00August 8th, 2018|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Education|

Status Offenses: Getting to the Root of the Problem

Growing up, I missed zero days of school from kindergarten to graduation. Zero unexcused absences and zero unexcused tardies. My brother, on the other hand, was the exact opposite, often having a phantom “stomach ache” right before we had to walk to the bus stop.  Now, it is widely accepted that going to school is important and a kid should not just skip, but it should also be widely accepted that missing school should not [...]

By |2018-07-23T12:38:44+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Blog, Youth Justice|

An Update on the State Budget

As the days of the 2018 legislative session wind down, the one thing remaining at the top of mind in this budget session is the budget itself. The House of Representatives and the Senate have each passed a version of the budget, and now it sits with a conference committee as they work to iron out their differences, with the final version of the budget expected to be voted on in the coming days. A [...]

Kids Rely on the State Budget to Support Working Families

Whether you are the state of Kentucky or a family struggling to make ends meet, budgets are tough. Revenue shortfalls? Lots of payment obligations? Kentucky faces those in its state budget and amidst the pension crisis. Many Kentucky families face the same challenges. They are unsure of where the money will come from after a recent cut in hours at work, or uncertain how they will afford the necessities they need tomorrow. All the while, [...]

By |2017-11-10T15:12:39+00:00October 18th, 2017|Blog, Economic Security|