Bounce is excited to introduce our first video series Mindful Minute with Jo Cruz. Bounce senior trainer, Jo Cruz, is sharing practices and tips to help you start (or reach) your mindfulness goals. Video #1: "What is Mindfulness?" Video #2: "54321 Grounding" Video #3: Stay tuned!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]