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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 [...]

15Oct 2020

Tobacco-Free Policies: Wins for Kids and Work Left to Do

By |October 15th, 2020|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the data and health impacts of Kentucky youth tobacco use, recent policy wins to curb tobacco use among youth, and policies to consider in the 2021 Kentucky legislative session to continue improving youth health and well-being. Panelists included Bonnie Hackbarth, [...]

08Oct 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impacts on Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

By |October 8th, 2020|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on families experiencing domestic violence, including the complex dynamics within families, how neighbors and professionals can help, and resources available for survivors. Panelists included Teshanna Brown, Director of Domestic Violence Services for Center for Women and [...]

24Sep 2020

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: Child Abuse Prevention & the TEN-4 Bruising Rule

By |September 24th, 2020|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss child abuse prevention, including the TEN-4 bruising rule, and how the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism are impacting family safety and dynamics. Panelists include Dr. Mary Clyde Pierce, Professor of Emergency Medicine Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the [...]

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