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28May 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on K-12 Education

By |May 28th, 2020|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum we continue our conversation on K-12 education with advocates from across the state, including Penny Christian, president of the 16th District PTA in Lexington; Dr. Elizabeth Dinkins, Dean of the Bellarmine University School of Education; Brent McKim, President of the Jefferson County [...]

21May 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: A Conversation with Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman

By |May 21st, 2020|Tags: |

Terry Brooks was joined this week on an Advocate Virtual Forum by Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as the Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, to discuss the future of education and workforce–and more. This is part of a series of conversations where we examine [...]

12May 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Youth In and Transitioning Out of Foster Care

By |May 12th, 2020|Tags: |

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Nikki Thornton, Director of Program Operations at True Up, and Tia Humphrey, a member of the Voices of the Commonwealth. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting young people in or transitioning out of foster care and the supports they need [...]

07May 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Foster Care

By |May 7th, 2020|Tags: |

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Abby Drane, President & CEO of Seven Counties Services and Bellewood & Brooklawn, and Dale Suttles, president of Sunrise Children’s Services. They discuss how their organizations have adjusted to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and ways they are helping the youth [...]

05May 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on the DCBS Workforce

By |May 5th, 2020|Tags: |

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Deputy Commissioner Elizabeth Caywood and Dr. Jay Miller, Dean of the UK College of Social Work. They discuss the priorities of DCBS during the pandemic, the importance of self-care and wellness of those in the [...]

30Apr 2020

Senator Gerald Neal

By |April 30th, 2020|

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Senator Gerald Neal to reflect on the 2020 legislative session, areas in which Kentucky must continue work for kids, and what to look forward to as the Commonwealth begins COVID-19 recovery efforts. Listen to Terry Brooks' reflections on the final state budget [...]

23Apr 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on the HANDS Home Visiting Program

By |April 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family and Children's Place in Louisville, and Tammy Weidinger, president and CEO of the Brighton Center in Northern Kentucky. They discuss the critical services Kentucky's Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) home visiting program provides, current [...]

14Apr 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Health Care

By |April 14th, 2020|Tags: |

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Veronica Cecil, Vice President for Policy at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and former Deputy Commissioner in the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services, Dr. Julia Richerson, pediatrician practicing at Family Health Centers Iroquois in Louisville, and Dr. Nikki Stone, Dental Director at the UK North Fork Valley [...]