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23Sep 2021

Building a 21st Century DCBS: A Conversation with Community Stakeholders

By |September 23rd, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we continue the discussion on the challenges, opportunities, and future of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services workforce. DCBS Commissioner Marta Miranda-Straub and members of DCBS leadership have a conversation with community stakeholders, including Kathy Adams, Director of Public Policy for [...]

16Sep 2021

Building a 21st Century DCBS: A Conversation with the Commissioner

By |September 16th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the challenges, opportunities, and future of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services workforce with Commissioner Marta Miranda-Straub. We also heard remarks from Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander and DCBS Deputy Commissioner Lesa Dennis. This is part one [...]

08Sep 2021

Message on the 2021 Special Session

By |September 8th, 2021|

Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, shares a call-to-action on priorities for kids during the 2021 special session. Look up your state Senator and Representative contact information and read our full statement about the special session at kyyouth.org. Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count [...]

26Aug 2021

Understanding Routine & COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids

By |August 26th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss routine immunizations and the COVID-19 vaccination for Kentucky kids. Thank you to our panelists: Allison Adams, Vice President for Policy at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; Dr. Michael Kuduk, Vice President of the Kentucky Medical Association and pediatrician with [...]

19Aug 2021

Policies to Address the Pair of ACEs

By |August 19th, 2021|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum we continue the discussion about the Bloom Kentucky initiative and addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Childhood Environments. State Representatives Kim Moser and Nima Kulkarni join the forum to share their insights on policy and state budget priorities in the 2022 General [...]

12Aug 2021

Addressing the Pair of ACEs

By |August 12th, 2021|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the impact of the pair of ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Childhood Environments. We discuss the various types of adverse experiences/environments, how to move upstream in preventing ACEs, and Bloom Kentucky, a new statewide initiative to advocate for policy [...]

29Jul 2021

A Conversation with Lt. Gov Coleman & KDE Commissioner Glass

By |July 29th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the future of public education and workforce in Kentucky with Jacqueline Coleman, Lt. Governor and secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Dr. Jason Glass, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. Thank you to [...]

22Jul 2021

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

By |July 22nd, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss how we can best support youth who are LGBTQ+, especially as many of them are at risk of facing certain challenges, including homelessness, trafficking, mental health needs, and more. Thank you to our panelists: Rick Wurth, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s [...]

15Jul 2021

Supporting Opportunity Youth

By |July 15th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss opportunity youth--young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither employed nor in school--including new research, policy recommendations, and program developments across the state. Thank you to our panelists: Kate Arthur, Community and Youth Services Director at Brighton Center; Dawn [...]

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