*Many venues for the regional convenings are at capacity. Please review the list below for those not yet sold out as well as links to view the presentations live via Facebook. Find resources from past convenings here.

The Federal Family First Prevention Services Act can be implemented as early as October of 2019, and Kentucky is committed to being one of the first states to implement it.

Kentucky Youth Advocates, in partnership with the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and Casey Family Programs, is hosting regional Family First Prevention Services Act convenings. These regional events are taking place in all 9 DCBS regions in June and July.

The Family First Regional Convenings seek to engage stakeholders in every region who are interested in the well-being of children and families. The Family First Prevention Services Act is federal legislation that creates reforms within federal child welfare funding to ensure states can focus more on keeping kids in families safely, whether that is their family of origin or circumstance.

The convenings will cover information about the federal legislation, anticipated changes in Kentucky over the coming months and years, and reflections on both from stakeholders directly affected by those changes.

All are welcome to attend the events, especially those who work in child welfare, education, public health, and other related fields. To find the convening closest to you, take a look at the list below and be sure to RSVP through the event link.

Please email familyfirst@kyyouth.org if you have questions about the Family First Act. Questions will be compiled, and additional information will be released based on those questions.

Region: Salt River Trail — SOLD OUT
(Anderson, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Franklin, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Washington and Woodford)
Date: June 5th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m EST
Partner Host: New Beginnings Family Services
Location: Little Flock Baptist Church, 5500 N Preston Hwy, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
RSVP: https://familyfirstsaltrivertrail.eventbrite.com

Region: Jefferson — SOLD OUT
Date: June 6th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m EST
Partner Host:  Kosair Charities® Face It® Movement
Location:  Sawyer Hayes Community Center,  2201 Lakeland Rd, Louisville, KY 40241
RSVP: https://familyfirstjefferson.eventbrite.com

Region: The Lakes — SOLD OUT
(Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Muhlenberg, Trigg and Todd)
Date: June 7th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m CST
Partner Host: Voices of the Commonwealth
Location: Murray State University, CSI Auditorium—Paducah Campus, 4430 Sunset Ave, Paducah, KY 42001
RSVP: https://familyfirstlakes.eventbrite.com

Region: Eastern Mountain — SOLD OUT
(Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, and Wolfe)
Date: June 10th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m EST
Partner Host: Mountain Comprehensive Care
Location: Jenny Wiley Convention Center, 419 Jenny Wiley Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
RSVP: https://familyfirsteasternmountain.eventbrite.com

Region: Cumberland — SOLD OUT
(Adair, Bell, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Taylor, Wayne and Whitley)
Date: June 12th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m EST
Partner Host: Berea Partners for Education
Location: Somerset Community College, Meece Hall Auditorium, 808 Monticello St, Somerset, KY 42501
RSVP: https://familyfirstcumberland.eventbrite.com

Region: Northern Bluegrass — SOLD OUT (will be live streamed on Facebook)
(Boone, Bourbon, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, and Scott)
Date: June 14th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m EST
Partner Host: Family Nurturing Center
Location: St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018
RSVP: https://familyfirstnorthernbluegrass.eventbrite.com

Region: Two Rivers — spots AVAILABLE
Allen, Barren, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Logan, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Ohio, Simpson, Union, Warren and Webster)
Date: June 26th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m CST
Partner Host: CASA of Ohio Valley
Location: Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Auditorium, 1201 Pleasant Valley Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303
RSVP: https://familyfirsttworivers.eventbrite.com 

Region: Southern Bluegrass —  spots AVAILABLE (will be live streamed on Facebook)
(Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer and Powell)
Date: July 10th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m EST
Partner Host: Life Adventure Center
Location: Bluegrass Community & Technical College, John W. Oswald Building, 470 Cooper Dr., Lexington KY 40506
RSVP: https://familyfirstsouthernbluegrass.eventbrite.com
View updated location and parking details HERE

Region: Northeastern — SOLD OUT
(Bath, Bracken, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson, and Rowan)
Date: July 12th
Time: 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m EST
Partner Host: Sunrise Children’s Services
Location: Rowan County Arts Center, 205 E Main St, Morehead, KY 40351
RSVP: https://familyfirstnortheastern.eventbrite.com