This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on families experiencing domestic violence, including the complex dynamics within families, how neighbors and professionals can help, and resources available for survivors. Panelists included Teshanna Brown, Director of Domestic Violence Services for Center for Women and Families; Arlene Grullon, Director of Emergency Shelter for Center for Women and Families; Olivia Spradlin, Senior Program Specialist with Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence; and Darlene Thomas, Executive Director of GreenHouse17.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Find information on Kentucky’s domestic violence programs and resources at

Thank you to Aetna for supporting the Making Kids Count Podcast. This episode is part of a series of conversations where we examine the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kentucky kids and the systems that influence their lives. View our COVID-19 page for more information.