Terry Brooks is joined by Betty (BJ) Adkins and Dr. David Finke -- both members of the Bounce Coalition leadership team -- to discuss the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Kentucky kids, the role of trauma-informed care practices in building stronger communities, and the important work of the Bounce Coalition.
Terry Brooks sits down with Brent McKim, President of the Jefferson County Teachers Association, to discuss JCTA efforts to support educators and improve student outcomes, investments in education and school safety within the 2020 state budget, and more.
Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Julie Raque Adams, the Majority Caucus Chair for the Kentucky Senate, for a conversation about her visit to the White House to discuss the teen vaping epidemic, 2020 state budget and revenue discussions, and other legislative priorities. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker.
Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Whitney Westerfield, who chairs the Judiciary Committee for the Kentucky Senate, in Frankfort to discuss ongoing reforms within Kentucky's criminal justice and youth justice systems as well as the intersection of those systems with the child welfare system. Since the taping of this episode, Senate Bill 87 has passed the Kentucky Senate. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker. [...]
Terry Brooks is joined by Ashli Watts, President and CEO for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Jason Bailey, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, and Brigitte Blom Ramsey, the Executive Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, for a conversation on Governor Andy Beshear's state budget proposal and key areas to focus on as budget and revenue discussions continue with the Kentucky legislature. Learn more about the Blueprint for [...]
Terry Brooks is joined by Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, to discuss the education components of the Governor's proposed budget and the past, present, and future reforms of Kentucky's education system. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker.
On this special episode, Terry Brooks reflects on Governor Andy Beshear's state budget proposal as it pertains to kids' issues, outlines what to expect in the budget process, and ways to stay informed as the budget advances through the Kentucky General Assembly. Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children budget priorities.
Terry Brooks is joined by Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, to reflect on the 2020 Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol and discuss health issues impacting Kentucky kids, including supporting tobacco-free policies, understanding trends around vaccinations, ensuring trauma-informed care to address adverse childhood experiences, and more. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker. [...]
Terry Brooks sits down with Norma Hatfield, President of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky, who shares her story of becoming a kinship caregiver and how that experience has shaped her advocacy efforts for kinship families across the Commonwealth. Norma encourages kinship caregivers and all of our listeners to urge elected leaders to prioritize investments for children who have experienced abuse and neglect by supporting kinship families, including financial and respite care supports. Learn more about kinship [...]
Terry Brooks sits down with Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman to discuss her new roles as Kentucky's Lieutenant Governor and the Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and her priorities to improve outcomes for all kids and families.