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Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children2021-12-07T17:43:18-05:00
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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2022 BLUEPRINT FOR KENTUCKY’S CHILDREN FACT SHEETS

2022 State Policy Priorities & Budget Checklist2021-12-07T19:19:07-05:00
Allow communities to prevent a new generation from becoming addicted to nicotine2021-12-07T17:47:53-05:00
Strengthen Kentucky’s Families and Workforce with Paid Family and Medical Leave2021-12-07T17:48:19-05:00
Hold Parents Accountable in Ways That Minimize the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children2021-12-07T17:52:18-05:00
Keep Young Kids Out of Court2021-12-07T17:54:52-05:00
Strengthen Efforts to Support Children Who Have Experienced Abuse and Neglect2021-12-07T17:56:57-05:00
Promote the Wellbeing and Financial Stability of Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Children2021-12-07T18:15:09-05:00
Protect the Mental Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ Youth2021-12-07T18:14:06-05:00
Ensure More Low-Income Students Can Start the Day with a Healthy Meal2021-12-07T18:17:01-05:00
Ensure Children and Families Continue to Access the Healthcare They Need2021-12-07T18:56:01-05:00
Invest in the Education and Wellbeing of Every Student2021-12-07T18:57:33-05:00
Continue Investments in the HANDS Home Visiting Program2021-12-07T18:59:50-05:00
Strengthen the DCBS Workforce to Best Serve Vulnerable Children and Families2021-12-07T19:01:35-05:00
Boost Investment in Child Care for Children, Families, and Communities2021-12-07T19:02:48-05:00
Protect the Safety Net Available to Families2021-12-07T19:04:26-05:00
2022 Blueprint Fact Sheet Packet2021-12-07T19:19:45-05:00

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ADVOCATE VIRTUAL FORUMS

Join us for an Advocate Virtual Forum on Wednesday, December 8th, we will launch the 2022 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children state policy and budget priorities.  The policies address health, child welfare, education, families’ economic security, and more.

RSVP and 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.

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A Look at Data by Race & Recommendations to Advance Equity | Nov 17 2021


We discuss the latest data on child well-being featured in this year’s edition of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book. The 2021 book focuses on advancing racial equity across the Commonwealth and features a number of data disaggregated by race. We were also joined by State Representatives Samara Heavrin and Nima Kulkarni for a panel discussion on using this data to drive change.

Launch of the 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book | Nov 10 2021


The 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book examines data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, the impacts of systemic racial injustice on children and families, and solutions to advance racial equity so that every child can thrive. The 31st edition of this publication also features the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the Commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period.

Youth and Nicotine Prevention | Oct 27 2021


We discuss the state of tobacco use among youth throughout Kentucky, as well as data, policy, and state budget opportunities to prevent and mitigate nicotine and tobacco use –including the new Nix the Next campaign. Thank you to our panelists: Hannah Abdon, high school senior from Boone County; Allison Adams of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; Betsy Clemons of the Hazard/Perry County Chamber of Commerce; and, Shannon Smith of American Heart Association.

Early Childhood Ecosystem & Workforce | Oct 13 2021


We discuss the early childhood ecosystem available to serve Kentucky kids and their families, along with what is needed for a strong workforce. Thank you to our panelists, including Lauren Hogan, Managing Director of Policy and Professional Advancement at National Association for the Education of Young Children; Kevin Fields, President/Chief Executive Officer at Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc; Jennifer Washburn, Executive Director at iKids Childhood Enrichment Center; and Brenda Hagan, Project Specialist at Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.

ADVOCATE VIRTUAL FORUMS

Join us for an Advocate Virtual Forum on Wednesday, December 8th, we will launch the 2022 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children state policy and budget priorities.  The policies address health, child welfare, education, families’ economic security, and more.

RSVP and 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

A Look at Data by Race & Recommendations to Advance Equity | Nov 17 2021

We discuss the latest data on child well-being featured in this year’s edition of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book. The 2021 book focuses on advancing racial equity across the Commonwealth and features a number of data disaggregated by race. We were also joined by State Representatives Samara Heavrin and Nima Kulkarni for a panel discussion on using this data to drive change.

Launch of the 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book | Nov 10 2021

The 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book examines data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, the impacts of systemic racial injustice on children and families, and solutions to advance racial equity so that every child can thrive. The 31st edition of this publication also features the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the Commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period.

Youth and Nicotine Prevention | Oct 27 2021

We discuss the state of tobacco use among youth throughout Kentucky, as well as data, policy, and state budget opportunities to prevent and mitigate nicotine and tobacco use –including the new Nix the Next campaign. Thank you to our panelists: Hannah Abdon, high school senior from Boone County; Allison Adams of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; Betsy Clemons of the Hazard/Perry County Chamber of Commerce; and, Shannon Smith of American Heart Association.

Early Childhood Ecosystem & Workforce | Oct 13 2021

We discuss the early childhood ecosystem available to serve Kentucky kids and their families, along with what is needed for a strong workforce. Thank you to our panelists, including Lauren Hogan, Managing Director of Policy and Professional Advancement at National Association for the Education of Young Children; Kevin Fields, President/Chief Executive Officer at Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc; Jennifer Washburn, Executive Director at iKids Childhood Enrichment Center; and Brenda Hagan, Project Specialist at Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.

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
Bloom Kentucky
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 for School Social Work
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 Public Health Association
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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