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Welcome to the Making KIDS COUNT podcast brought to you by Kentucky Youth Advocates, where we sit down with policymakers, community leaders, and youth and discuss ideas to make Kentucky the best place to be young.

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Welcome to the Making KIDS COUNT podcast brought to you by Kentucky Youth Advocates, where we sit down with policymakers, community leaders, and youth and discuss ideas to make Kentucky the best place to be young.

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

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

    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 the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kentucky kids and the systems that influence their lives – health care, education, early childhood education and care, child welfare, youth justice, economic security, and more. View our COVID-19 page for more information.

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

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

    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 to stay healthy and safe during this time.

    Join a virtual support group with VOC members every Friday at 3 PM CT/4 PM ET. RSVP to wwilson9@murraystate.edu for the Google Hangouts link or conference call link. Join the VOC on Instagram Live (@ky_voc) on Tuesdays at 3 pm CST/4 pm EST.

    This is part of a series of conversations where we examine the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kentucky kids and the systems that influence their lives – health care, education, early childhood education and care, child welfare, youth justice, economic security, and more. View our COVID-19 page at kyyouth.org for more information.

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

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

    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 in their care and the families they serve cope with stress and trauma.

    This is part of a series of conversations where we examine the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kentucky kids and the systems that influence their lives – health care, education, early childhood education and care, child welfare, youth justice, economic security, and more. View our COVID-19 page at kyyouth.org for more information.

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

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

    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 helping professions, and how practices within the child welfare system will be impacted as the commonwealth reopens and recovers from the pandemic.

    This is part of a series of conversations where we examine the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kentucky kids and the systems that influence their lives – health care, education, early childhood education and care, child welfare, youth justice, economic security, and more. View our COVID-19 page at kyyouth.org for more information.

    • 39 min
    Senator Gerald Neal

    Senator Gerald Neal

    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 and 2020 wins for kids in our April 21st episode.

    • 28 min
    KY House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade

    KY House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade

    Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade to reflect on wins for kids and families in the 2020 legislative session, areas in which Kentucky leaders must dig deeper for kids, and what to look forward to in 2021 as the Commonwealth begins COVID-19 recovery efforts.

    Listen to Terry Brooks' reflections on the final state budget and 2020 wins for kids in our April 21st episode.

    • 26 min

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