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Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children2021-07-21T15:53:55-04:00
Blueprint for Kentucky's Children

The Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children is a coalition of non-profit, public, and private organizations that stands on three pillars: thriving communities launch strong families, strong families launch successful kids, and successful kids launch a prosperous future for Kentucky.

As the commonwealth works to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and address systemic racism, the Blueprint speaks with a common voice to create brighter futures for all Kentucky kids and their families.

Blueprint for Kentucky's Children

The Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children is a coalition of non-profit, public, and private organizations that stands on three pillars: thriving communities launch strong families, strong families launch successful kids, and successful kids launch a prosperous future for Kentucky.

As the commonwealth works to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and address systemic racism, the Blueprint speaks with a common voice to create brighter futures for all Kentucky kids and their families.

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2021 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Policy and State Budget Priorities2020-12-08T15:50:38-05:00
2021 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Fact Sheet Packet2020-12-08T15:56:06-05:00
Ensure children and families continue to access the health care they need2020-12-08T15:57:42-05:00
Address misbehavior by children under 12 through community-based services instead of the court system2020-12-08T15:58:31-05:00
Strengthen Kentucky’s efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect2020-12-08T15:59:35-05:00
Expand court discretion when determining the transfer of youth to adult court2020-12-08T16:00:15-05:00
Expand child care access to best serve kids, families, and local economies2020-12-08T16:01:04-05:00
Expand local control to curb tobacco use among youth and improve health2021-01-27T08:26:40-05:00
Hold parents accountable in ways that minimize the impact of parental incarceration on children2020-12-08T16:02:38-05:00
Allow paid family leave to state employees2020-12-08T16:03:13-05:00
Invest in services that promote student success, health, safety, and well-being2020-12-08T16:04:50-05:00
Prioritize investments for children who have experienced abuse and neglect by supporting kinship caregivers2020-12-08T16:05:48-05:00

ADVOCATE VIRTUAL FORUMS

Join Kentucky Youth Advocates on Wednesday, July 28 at 10AM EST as we discuss public education and workforce with Jacqueline Coleman, Lt. Governor/secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Dr. Jason Glass, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education.

RSVP & Submit Questions

Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for their support of the Advocate Virtual Forums. Learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family’s wellbeing in mind.

Aetna

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Youth | July 21 2021


This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss how we can best support youth who are LGBTQ+, especially as many of them are at risk of facing certain challenges, including homelessness, trafficking, mental health needs, and more. Thank you to our panelists: Rick Wurth, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, and Eltuan Dawson, youth advocate and board member of Sweet Evening Breeze.

Supporting Opportunity Youth | July 14 2021


We discuss opportunity youth–young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither employed nor in school–including new research, policy recommendations, and program developments across the state. Thank you to our panelists: Kate Arthur, Community and Youth Services Director at Brighton Center; Dawn Carson, Street Outreach Supervisor at the Brighton Center; Roan Head, youth leader; and Darryl Young, Executive Director of the Coalition Supporting Young Adults.

Child Nutrition Update | June 30 2021


We discuss updates relating to child nutrition and access to food, including summer EBT, federal investments, and more. Thank you to our panelists: Karena Cash, Advocacy Coordinator with Feeding Kentucky; Leigh Dixon, Community Support Advisor Kentucky Department for Community-Based Services; and Michael Halligan, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank and Chair of Feeding America’s Federal Policy Advisory Board.

2021 National KIDS COUNT Data Book: Trends and Recommendations | June 23 2021


We discuss the 2021 national KIDS COUNT Data Book, which was recently co-released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates. We review Kentucky data included in the book and discuss federal and state recommendations to improve child well-being and ensure an equitable and expansive recovery from the pandemic.

ADVOCATE VIRTUAL FORUMS

Join Kentucky Youth Advocates on Wednesday, July 28 at 10AM EST as we discuss public education and workforce with Jacqueline Coleman, Lt. Governor/secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Dr. Jason Glass, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education.

RSVP & Submit Questions

Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for their support of the Advocate Virtual Forums. Learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family’s wellbeing in mind.

Aetna

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Youth | July 21 2021

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss how we can best support youth who are LGBTQ+, especially as many of them are at risk of facing certain challenges, including homelessness, trafficking, mental health needs, and more. Thank you to our panelists: Rick Wurth, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, and Eltuan Dawson, youth advocate and board member of Sweet Evening Breeze.

Supporting Opportunity Youth | July 14 2021

We discuss opportunity youth–young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither employed nor in school–including new research, policy recommendations, and program developments across the state. Thank you to our panelists: Kate Arthur, Community and Youth Services Director at Brighton Center; Dawn Carson, Street Outreach Supervisor at the Brighton Center; Roan Head, youth leader; and Darryl Young, Executive Director of the Coalition Supporting Young Adults.

Child Nutrition Update | June 30 2021

We discuss updates relating to child nutrition and access to food, including summer EBT, federal investments, and more. Thank you to our panelists: Karena Cash, Advocacy Coordinator with Feeding Kentucky; Leigh Dixon, Community Support Advisor Kentucky Department for Community-Based Services; and Michael Halligan, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank and Chair of Feeding America’s Federal Policy Advisory Board.

2021 National KIDS COUNT Data Book: Trends and Recommendations | June 23 2021

We discuss the 2021 national KIDS COUNT Data Book, which was recently co-released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates. We review Kentucky data included in the book and discuss federal and state recommendations to improve child well-being and ensure an equitable and expansive recovery from the pandemic.

View Additional Virtual Forums on YouTube.

BLUEPRINT PARTNERS

We welcome all interested organizations who support the Blueprint priorities to become a partner. Partners are listed on this website and other promotional materials.  Partners can be involved in the Blueprint in various ways, including:

  • Attending and promoting Blueprint events

  • Serving on work teams

  • Spreading the word about the Blueprint Policy Priorities

  • Calling, writing, and e-mailing policy makers

To become a Blueprint partner, fill out the online form.

BLUEPRINT PARTNERS

We welcome all interested organizations who support the Blueprint priorities to become a partner. Partners are listed on this website and other promotional materials.  Partners can be involved in the Blueprint in various ways, including:

  • Attending and promoting Blueprint events

  • Serving on work teams

  • Spreading the word about the Blueprint policy priorities

  • Calling, Writing, and E-mailing Policy Makers

To become a Blueprint partner, fill out the online form.

4C for Children
4Kids, A Faith Community Partnership
Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
Alternative Parents Action Council (APAC)
Americana World Community Center
Anthem Medicaid
Bart Baldwin Consulting
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Boone County CASA
BOUNCE
Boys & Girls Clubs Kentucky Alliance
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
CareSource
CASA by the Lakes
CASA for Kids of Kenton and Campbell County
CASA of the Bluegrass
CASA of Bullitt County
CASA of the Heartland
CASA of Madison and Clark Counties
CASA of Northeast Kentucky
CASA of Ohio Valley
CASA of the River Region
Catholic Conference of Kentucky
The Center for Women and Families
Centerstone Kentucky
Child Care Advocates of Kentucky
Children’s Alliance
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Behavioral Health
Children’s Law Center
Children’s Safe Haven
Coalition for the Homeless
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
Community Options, Inc.
The Council on Developmental Disabilities
Creative Minds Academy
Daniel Pitino Shelter
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Dorman Preschool
Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition

Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO)
Face It®
Family & Children’s Place
Family Enrichment Center, Inc.
Family Nurturing Center
Fostering Futures-KFACA
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Heart of Kentucky United Way
Home of the Innocents
Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky
Jack and Jill of America, Derby City Chapter
JackBeNimble, Inc.
Jewish Family & Career Services
Kentucky Association of Food Banks
Kentucky CASA Network
Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Boards
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Kentucky Council of Churches
Kentucky Dental Hygienists Association
Kentucky Division of Early Childhood
Kentucky Juvenile Justice Initiative
Kentucky Oral Health Coalition
Kentucky Out of School Alliance
Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children
Kentucky PTA
Kentucky School Talk
Kentucky Voices for Health
Kentucky YMCA Youth Association
Kentucky Youth Advocates
Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood
The Kidz Club
Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky
Kosair Charities®
Learning Grove
Lighthouse Academy at Newburg
Lotus Children’s Advocacy & Sexual Violence Resource Center

Louisville Family Justice Advocates
McNary Group
Mercy Health Kentucky
Metro United Way
Mother Hubbard’s Playhouse
Mountain Comprehensive Care – TFC
National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Section
New Opportunity School for Women
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC)
Orphan Care Alliance
Our Lady of Peace
Passport Health Plan
Peace Education Program
Pediatricians Urging Safety and Health (PUSH)
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Public Life Foundation of Owensboro
REACH Program LLC
St. Joseph Children’s Home
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville
Save the Children
Sunrise Children’s Services
The Growing Place
Tri-County CASA
UCAN, Inc
UnitedHealthcare
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
United Way of Kentucky
University of Kentucky – Department of Pediatrics
University of Louisville School of Medicine – Department of Pediatrics
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS)
Volunteers of America Mid-States
Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
YMCA of Greater Louisville
YMCA Safe Place Services Y-NOW Mentoring Program
YouthBuild Louisville

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