Kinship Families Listening Sessions

At times, it seems the emotional and physical toll of being a caregiver leaves little time for you to care for yourself or to connect with others that may share your experiences.  Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky and Bounce Coalition want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The [...]

By |2023-01-26T12:33:36-05:00January 26, 2023|News Room|

Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book Release: Utilizing Youth Voice and Data Trends to Create a Brighter Future

Earlier this month, Kentucky Youth Advocates released its 2022 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, featuring the latest data on 16 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the Commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. While the COVID-19 pandemic has continued [...]

By |2022-11-21T16:16:41-05:00November 21, 2022|News Room|

Bounce Welcomes New Co-Chair, Keith Hickman

The Bounce Coalition is thrilled to welcome its new Co-Chair, Keith Hickman. Keith has served on the Bounce Executive Committee since July 2021, serving on both the Education and Strategy Workgroups. Keith’s enthusiasm for the work and his ability to see the long-term strategic vision for Bounce has [...]

By |2022-10-06T12:19:53-04:00October 6, 2022|News Room|

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 supplies. However for some, their backpacks also contain things we can’t readily see – Adverse [...]

By |2022-08-16T15:36:24-04:00August 16, 2022|News Room|

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 planning grant from the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky in 2012, her team of community stakeholders [...]

By |2022-07-25T15:51:12-04:00July 25, 2022|News Room|

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 interventions reduced out-of-school suspensions for students, improved staff perception of their skills for supporting youth [...]

By |2022-07-25T09:58:06-04:00July 14, 2022|News Room|

Goodwill of Kentucky Collaborates with Bounce for Customized Trauma-Informed Care Trainings

With the help of the Bounce Coalition, Goodwill of Kentucky recently undertook an initiative to bring trauma-informed care training to its roughly 1,400 employees. In November, Bounce launched a new initiative with Goodwill that allowed the organizations to work together to customize Bounce foundational training curricula to more appropriately fit [...]

By |2022-06-07T11:12:46-04:00June 7, 2022|News Room|

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 [...]

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