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The Changing Face of Families in Kentucky

What comes to mind when you think of kin? Family dinners… birthday parties… camping trips… and vacations to grandma and grandpa’s? For more than 60,000 kids in Kentucky, kin means living with a relative or family friend for safety and security because their parents cannot raise them, according to a new KIDS COUNT® report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families. That’s 6 [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:26:16-04:00May 24th, 2012|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety|

Guest Post: It’s Not a Fight, It’s a Family

By: Mary Annese Musgrave and Donna Butts Like Katie Carter, many Kentuckians age 50 and older are deeply concerned about sorely inadequate investments in our children. In fact, raising the voices of older people in support of policies that benefit children and youth is the main reason Generations United started Kentucky Seniors4Kids. As children’s book authors Charles and Ann Morse observe, “a child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely in [...]

By |2012-05-09T09:26:08-04:00May 9th, 2012|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Economic Security|
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