Join Kentucky Youth Advocates and the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky for the Kinship Coalition Virtual Summit on Thursday, September 2nd.

The summit will be a two part series to learn about the current landscape of kinship care at the state and national level, and then prioritize an action agenda with kinship and fictive kin caregivers across the commonwealth.

Part 1: The Kinship Summit will be on Thursday, September 2, 2021 for kinship and fictive kin caregivers, child welfare stakeholders, and policy makers.

Two years after Family First implementation, over a year out from a global pandemic, a lawsuit that rose to the level of the Supreme Court, and several years of policy changes related to supports for relative caregivers necessitates an intentional reflection and a look forward.

At the virtual summit, attendees will hear from a series of speakers, including Norma Hatfield, president of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky;  Dr. Sharon L. McDaniel, founder, president and CEO of A Second Chance, Inc. and trustee of Casey Family Programs; and Department for Community Based Services Commissioner Marta Miranda-Straub. There will also be a stakeholder panel discussion featuring impacted families, state legislators, and media.

Kinship Coalition Virtual Summit
Thursday, September 2, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Virtual via Zoom
Register now!

We encourage your active participation and engagement throughout the Virtual Summit.

Part 2: As a follow up to the Kinship Summit, the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky will host follow-up conversations with support groups across the commonwealth to gather feedback on what the support groups heard and what priorities still need to be addressed.

If you are you interested in hosting a follow up conversation with your support group in September or October 2021, please note this when registering for the September 2nd Kinship Summit.

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Learn more about the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky, check out resources and support group information, and more at

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