Strengthening Kentucky Families Begins with Building Parental and Family Resilience

Parenting is a very rewarding and joyful experience. But it often comes with its fair share of challenges and stress. Parental and familial stress may come from a variety of sources, such as typical life events and changes, social pressures, environmental conditions, and even big, long-term traumas (e.g. a global pandemic). Research indicates that the way a parent/caregiver reacts to and copes with trauma and stress has a larger impact on a child than the [...]

By |2022-03-10T14:18:29-05:00March 10, 2022|News Room|

Host a Resilience Screening + Facilitated Discussion with Your Organization!

In 2021, Bounce engaged over 235 people from across the state in a screening of the documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and Science of Hope, followed by facilitated discussions. The documentary, produced and directed by the late James Redford, chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The original research was controversial, but the findings [...]

By |2022-02-16T12:30:13-05:00February 16, 2022|News Room|

2021 Annual Report

Introduction from Bounce Co-Chair Betty J. Adkins, M.Ed.: “Yesterday is experience. Tomorrow is hope.” -John M. Henry That quote captures the philosophy of Bounce, not only for the adults and children Bounce touches, but also for the journey that the Bounce leadership team began in 2013 when it formed as the Coalition for Louisville’s Youth with the intention of “Investing in Kentucky’s Future.” We grew from our experiences and moved forward with hope [...]

By |2022-01-21T11:57:25-05:00January 21, 2022|News Room|

Building Resilience in Child and Youth-Serving Organizations

The Bounce Coalition recently wrapped up its year-long work with two youth-serving organizations in the Greater Louisville area. With support from the C. E. and S. Foundation, Bounce provided training and technical assistance to the YMCA of Greater Louisville’s Infant, Toddler and Preschool Program and School-Age Child Care Program (K-8), and Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana’s legacy clubs in the Newburg, Parkland, and Shawnee neighborhoods to become trauma-informed organizations – serving children and families [...]

By |2021-11-02T13:27:31-04:00November 2, 2021|News Room|

Bounce Collaborates with Louisville Department of Health and Wellness and Partner Organizations

The Bounce Coalition is excited to announce a partnership with Louisville Metro’s Department of Health and Wellness to bring a trauma-informed care approach to several of the department's partner organizations. Throughout the next year, Bounce will provide training and technical assistance to Nativity Academy at St. Boniface and several other partner organizations. This collaboration provides opportunities for cross-organizational sharing of best practices that will be integral to become self-sustaining, trauma-informed organizations – serving children and [...]

By |2021-11-02T13:18:16-04:00September 23, 2021|News Room|

Creating Trauma-Informed Environments in Rural Kentucky

Thanks to funding provided by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, the Bounce Coalition has spent over two years working in collaboration with the Russell County School District (RCSD) and the Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) to bring trauma-informed care to the region. While the work is continuing, we would like to lift up and celebrate the great work that is being done in Russell County and the surrounding communities to ensure all children [...]

By |2021-08-19T10:51:56-04:00August 17, 2021|News Room|

Update on the Bounce Partnership with Louisville’s Providers of Adolescent Residential Services

In 2019, the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence (JHFE) awarded the Bounce Coalition a grant to provide training and support to three of Louisville’s adolescent residential services over a two-year period. Since then, Bounce has partnered with Seven Counties’ Bellewood and Brooklawn, Boys and Girls Haven, St. Joseph Children’s Home, and the on-campus Jefferson County Public Schools serving these agencies to become self-sustaining, trauma-informed organizations – serving children and families through healing-centered, trauma-informed policies and [...]

By |2021-07-09T10:02:25-04:00July 6, 2021|News Room|

Trauma-Informed Plans: An Opportunity for More Positive Learning Environments

When the gavel sounded on the 2019 legislative session, advocates across the state celebrated the passage of Senate Bill 1, the School Safety and Resiliency Act. This bipartisan effort brought together lawmakers, behavioral health experts, and school administrators to ensure all students can learn in a safe and supportive school environment. While the bill encompassed multiple areas of school safety, including requiring procedures and oversight to strengthen school security if a threat occurs, it also required [...]

By |2021-07-09T10:03:09-04:00June 29, 2021|News Room|

Data-Driven, Cross-Sector: Bounce Coalition Boosts Trauma-Informed Change in Kentucky

This article originally appeared on marc.healthfederation.org September 17, 2020 ​Student suspension rates dropped. Teacher retention rose. Membership in the PTA swelled from zero to more than 200. More kids said in a survey that there was at least one adult at school whom they could talk to if they had a problem. ​The data—a comparison of the Bounce Coalition’s pilot school and one with similar demographics—told the Kentucky resilience-boosting group that they were on the [...]

By |2021-03-04T15:48:05-05:00October 15, 2020|News Room|

Bounce Coalition to partner with YMCA of Greater Louisville and Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana for Trauma-Informed Care Supports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mara Powell, Kentucky Youth Advocates mpowell@kyyouth.org Bounce Coalition to partner with YMCA of Greater Louisville and Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana for Trauma-Informed Care Supports Over 600 staff from YMCA of Greater Louisville and Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana to participate in program Louisville, KY (October 06, 2020) – The Bounce Coalition and C.E. and S. Foundation have partnered in work to provide training and support to two of [...]

By |2021-03-04T15:47:31-05:00October 6, 2020|News Room|
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