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Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children2022-05-11T10:05:03-04:00
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.

Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker
Partners

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 forums where organizations, advocates, and decision-makers work together to best support kids and families.  View recently recorded forums below, or view all forums on our YouTube channel.  These are also available as episodes of the Making Kids Count podcast, which you can find on your favorite listening app or our website.

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 at AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose.

Aetna

KYGA22 Reflections from Republican Legislators | April 27 2022


Terry Brooks discusses the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly and impacts on kids and their families with Senators Julie Raque Adams and Whitney Westerfield and Representative Killian Timoney. Learn more about Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priority wins and missed opportunities in 2022.

Recap of KYGA22 & Impact on Kids| April 20 2022


Kentucky Youth Advocates took a detailed look at the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly, Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children wins and missed opportunities, and what it means for kids and their families. Learn more about priority bills, how to take action, and view the Bill Tracker at kyyouth.org/blueprintky/. View the slideshow presentation.

KYGA22 Progress Report for Kids| Feb 23 2022


We take a deep dive into the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly so far, including the progress of bills related to kids and themes emerging from the legislative session. Thank you to our panelists, including Shannon Smith from the American Heart Association, Rachel Bingham and Mavis Williamson from the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, Mandy Simpson from Metro United Way. and Cortney Downs with Kentucky Youth Advocates.

A Conversation on 2022 State Budget Proposals | Jan 26 2022


Terry Brooks sits down with partners across the political spectrum to discuss the current budget proposals, along with how kids and families could be affected by the new state budget. Thank you to our panelists, including Jason Bailey with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Jim Waters with the Bluegrass Institute; and Ashli Watts with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

ADVOCATE VIRTUAL FORUMS

Join us for forums where organizations, advocates, and decision-makers work together to best support kids and families.  View recently recorded forums below, or view all forums on our YouTube channel.  These are also available as episodes of the Making Kids Count podcast, which you can find on your favorite listening app or our website.

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 at AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose.

Aetna

KYGA22 Reflections from Republican Legislators | April 27 2022

Terry Brooks discusses the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly and impacts on kids and their families with Senators Julie Raque Adams and Whitney Westerfield and Representative Killian Timoney. Learn more about Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priority wins and missed opportunities in 2022.

Recap of KYGA22 & Impact on Kids| April 20 2022

Kentucky Youth Advocates took a detailed look at the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly, Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children wins and missed opportunities, and what it means for kids and their families. Learn more about priority bills, how to take action, and view the Bill Tracker at kyyouth.org/blueprintky/. View the slideshow presentation.

KYGA22 Progress Report for Kids| Feb 23 2022

We take a deep dive into the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly so far, including the progress of bills related to kids and themes emerging from the legislative session. Thank you to our panelists, including Shannon Smith from the American Heart Association, Rachel Bingham and Mavis Williamson from the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, Mandy Simpson from Metro United Way. and Cortney Downs with Kentucky Youth Advocates.

A Conversation on 2022 State Budget Proposals | Jan 26 2022

Terry Brooks sits down with partners across the political spectrum to discuss the current budget proposals, along with how kids and families could be affected by the new state budget. Thank you to our panelists, including Jason Bailey with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Jim Waters with the Bluegrass Institute; and Ashli Watts with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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.

4Kids, A Faith Community Partnership
Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
Alternative Parents Action Council (APAC)
Americana World Community Center
Anthem Medicaid
Appalachian Early Childhood Coalition
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 Advocacy Centers 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
EC LEARN

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
Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council
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.
Jefferson County Parent Association for Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Care
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 Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners – Kentucky Chapter
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
PATH Coalition of Kentucky
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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