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02Apr 2021

Recap of the 2021 KY General Assembly

By |April 2nd, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we recap the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly with state Senator Reginald Thomas (D-Lexington) and Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Crofton). View the Bill Tracker to see the final status of 2021 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priorities and other bills that are good for kids. Check out our blog for a recap of wins for [...]

25Mar 2021

Strengthening Families to Keep Kids Safe

By |March 25th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect, including building protective factors and a two-generation approach to mitigate parental trauma. Thank you to our panelists, including Melissa Goins, Director of the Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers; [...]

18Mar 2021

Pandemic-EBT Updates for Kentucky Families

By |March 18th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss updates to Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for Kentucky families. The P-EBT benefit has been extended for October 2020-June 2021, but this round of benefits will be administered differently than previous rounds. Thank you to our panelists: Jason Dunn, Director of the DCBS Division of Family [...]

04Mar 2021

Innovative Solutions to Address the Digital Divide

By |March 4th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss innovative solutions to bridge the digital divide for Kentucky kids and their families. Thank you to our panelists: Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, Alicia Sells from Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, and Ben Reno-Weber from the Greater Louisville Project. Thank you [...]

25Feb 2021

The Next Chapter of COVID-19 and K-12 Schools

By |February 25th, 2021|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the next chapter of COVID-19 and K-12 schools, including how to address the practical, day-to-day concerns of students’ socioemotional needs and evolving educational environment during this transitional time. Thank you to our partner panelists: Dr. Kish Cumi Price from the Louisville Urban [...]

05Feb 2021

Conversation with Lt. Governor Coleman at Children’s Advocacy Week

By |February 5th, 2021|

Dr. Terry Brooks was joined by Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman during Children's Advocacy Week for a discussion about her top priorities for kids now and in a post-pandemic Kentucky. Olivia Pierce, Face It Youth Ambassador of Russell County, shares remarks and Nora Priddy shares an opening song. This week, [...]

03Feb 2021

2021 Rally for Kentucky Kids

By |February 3rd, 2021|

In place of the annual gathering in the Capitol Rotunda, advocates and state leaders tuned into the first virtual Rally for Kentucky Kids. Governor Andy Beshear, House Speaker David Osborne, and Senator Julie Raque Adams shared remarks, as well as young people from across the commonwealth.This week, hundreds of youth [...]

28Jan 2021

Looking Ahead to Children’s Advocacy Week 2021

By |January 28th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss how to prepare for Children’s Advocacy Week (February 1st-5th), including reminders about events during the week and updates on key policies to discuss with legislators. Learn more about the 2021 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priorities, check out our Advocacy Toolkit, [...]

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