Bounce builds the resiliency of children, adults, and families by improving knowledge about the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the skills to help people bounce back from adversity.

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Bounce builds the resiliency of children, adults, and families by improving knowledge about the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the skills to help people bounce back from adversity.

The Bounce Coalition’s Story

Thanks to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky‘s Investing in Kentucky’s Future initiative, the Bounce Coalition was born in 2014. And with backbone support from Kentucky Youth Advocates, it now continues as a program of the state’s premier independent voice for kids. 

Featured Events

Grand Rounds

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us on Oct 12th at 10:00 AM ET for Bounce Grand Rounds!

People impacted by trauma are often caught in webs of complexity that challenge the very systems designed to help them. Yet organizations often work in silos, even as the people they serve have needs requiring coordinated support.  Bounce Grand Rounds is a forum designed to foster cross-sector collaboration and build a more resilient, trauma-informed community – while generating practical solutions.
Join us for a virtual learning opportunity on Wednesday, Oct 12th at 10:00am – 11:30am EST, to discuss school safety and the impact of community violence on our youngest Kentuckians. This event will feature local and national experts on school safety, including Sandy Hook Promise and the Kentucky Center for School Safety, as well as opportunities for break-out discussion and brainstorming designed to build individual and organizational knowledge and skills.
This event is free and open to anyone interested in building a more connected, trauma-informed community.
Because we are committed to having an event that is free and inclusive, the Bounce Coalition is seeking out sponsorships that will cover the costs. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
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Featured News

  • OP-ED: What’s In Their Backpack?

    This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the NKY Tribune on August 13, 2022. By Joseph Bargione and Jo Cruz Most children returned to school this week. For many, they return with new backpacks and school [...]

  • PACEs Champion BJ Adkins, Kentucky’s PACEs Rainmaker

    This post originally appeared on PACEs Connection on July 19, 2022. BJ (Betty) Adkins shares her passion for helping communities overcome trauma as coleader of a team that is seeding PACEs throughout Kentucky. Starting with a [...]

  • Bounce Elementary

    Creating Trauma-Informed Communities in Rural Kentucky

    by Beverly Winsch, PhD. The Bounce Coalition, launched in 2014 with a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHK) for a program in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) elementary schools. At JCPS, Bounce [...]