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17Dec 2020

A Look at the Impact of Maternal Incarceration & Addiction on KY Children

By |December 17th, 2020|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the intersection of incarceration, substance abuse, and parenting--including new data about mothers who are incarcerated and state policy changes that would allow parents to be held accountable while remaining connected to their child. Panelists included Jennifer Hancock, president and CEO [...]

10Dec 2020

Launching the 2021 Blueprint for KY’s Children Policy Priorities

By |December 10th, 2020|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the 2021 Blueprint for Kentucky's Children state policy priorities, which seeks to address child health, safety, education, families' economic security, and more. Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers also joins the forum for a look ahead to the 2021 Kentucky General [...]

03Dec 2020

2020 KIDS COUNT County Data Book: What Gets Measured Gets Changed

By |December 3rd, 2020|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we continue our discussion on data and policy solutions from the new 2020 KIDS COUNT County Data Book, including the theme of this year’s book — the impact of the “dual pandemics” of COVID-19 and racial injustice. A special thanks to state Senator Julie Raque Adams, [...]

19Nov 2020

2020 KIDS COUNT County Data Book: “Dual Pandemics”

By |November 19th, 2020|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss data and policy solutions from the new 2020 KIDS COUNT County Data Book, including the theme of this year's book -- the impact of the "dual pandemics" of COVID-19 and racial injustice. Panelists included Dr. Henrietta Bada, Director of the Maternal and [...]

12Nov 2020

Medicaid Open Enrollment 2021

By |November 12th, 2020|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss Medicaid open enrollment, including what's new for this year, such as the Supporting Kentucky Youth (SKY) program that will provide health services for all kids living in foster care. Panelists include Allison Adams, Vice President for Public Policy at the [...]

05Nov 2020

Advocate Self-Care Workshop

By |November 5th, 2020|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, Dr. Joe Bargione of the Bounce Coalition led us through a self-care workshop to help us maintain the energy we need to continue our advocacy on behalf of Kentucky kids. As advocates battle the pandemic, support the community, experience personal and professional [...]

29Oct 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: Substance Use Amidst the Pandemic

By |October 29th, 2020|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss substance use amidst COVID-19, the intersection of trauma and substance use, and how state policies and budget investments can best respond and prevent substance use, especially for families with children. Panelists included Toya Gatewood, Clinical Manager at the Morton Center; [...]

22Oct 2020

Recognizing, Intervening, and Preventing Human Trafficking

By |October 22nd, 2020|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss human trafficking and exploitation, including types of trafficking, prevalence in Kentucky, prevention and intervention strategies, and the impact of COVID-19. Panelists included Marissa Castellanos, Director of the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative at Catholic Charities of Louisville; Rebecca Sim, Director of the [...]

20Oct 2020

A Conversation with U.S. Senate Candidate Amy McGrath

By |October 20th, 2020|

Amy McGrath, Kentucky candidate for the U.S. Senate, joined child advocates on October 15th to discuss federal issues and solutions focused on kids, families, and strong communities. The forum was hosted by Kentucky Youth Advocates, in partnership with the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children, Council for Agency Executives, Kosair Charities [...]

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