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About Valerie Frost

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So far Valerie Frost has created 3 blog entries.

Introducing KY SEAT: Ensuring Parent Voice has a SEAT at the Table

Beginning in June, as one of the Kentucky Thriving Families, Safer Children goals, the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) partnered with Kentucky Youth Advocates to launch a Birth Parent Advisory Council. This council includes a diverse group of parents from across the Commonwealth who gather around Kentucky’s child welfare system.  Unlike typical decision makers for policies and services that affect families, this group has something extra to contribute — personal lived expertise as a [...]

By |2022-11-21T16:25:09-05:00November 21st, 2022|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Race Equity|

Update on Kentucky’s Thriving Families, Safer Children Efforts

Thriving Families, Safer Children (TFSC) is a first-of-its-kind effort of the U.S. Children’s Bureau, Casey Family Programs, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. The partnership is working in 22 sites, including Kentucky, from coast to coast and a sovereign tribal nation. The Thriving Families effort seeks to demonstrate that intentional, coordinated investment in a full continuum [...]

By |2022-09-30T14:54:02-04:00September 29th, 2022|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Race Equity|

Join us in Recognizing and Celebrating Reunification Month

Parenting can be tough under normal circumstances but adding in extra obstacles that come with getting a family back together after child removal can be even more challenging. While foster care may be a necessary option when there are safety and well-being concerns, the ideal goal is to return children to their own families and back in their homes whenever safely possible.   During the month of June, Kentucky joined other states to recognize National [...]

By |2022-06-30T11:50:06-04:00June 29th, 2022|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety|
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