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September 2019

Relatives Raising Relatives Luncheons

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - December 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

NEW LOCATION!! UK Extension Office 405 Kenton Lands Rd. Erlanger, KY 41018 September 20, 2019 October 18, 2019 November 15, 2019 December 20, 2019 Free Lunch-Please RSVP! 12:00pm-1:00pm! Are you raising a child who is a relative (i.e. grandchild, niece, nephew, sibling, etc.) and sometimes wonder where you could receive some support? Do you know someone who is raising a child who is a relative and they have asked you where to turn for support? If you answered yes to…

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October 2019

Conquering A State of Addiction

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Sonora, 629 Broadway Street
Sonora, Kentucky 42776
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SAVE THE DATE! Today many of our family and friends have found themselves plunged into a horrific situation, as a result of drugs or other addictions. God commands us to reach people wherever they are. First Baptist Church of Sonora is planning an event to help do just that. The purpose of the “Conquering a State of Addiction” event is to help participants become more knowledgeable on the topic of addiction and the recovery process. We will address some of the…

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March 2021

2021 GAP Conference Virtual Workshop

March 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Bluegrass Regional GAP Conference Committee is excited to announce the opportunity to participate in the first Grandparents As Parents (GAP) virtual presentation on March 25, 2021. This presentation will focus on different types of kinship care in Kentucky, their status, and the effect that the current pandemic has had. Tips on self-care and sources of help will also be shared with the audience. This year's featured guest speaker is Norma Hatfield, President of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky.…

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May 2021

Closing the Gaps in Behavioral Health Care for Youth in Louisville

May 11, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence and Kentucky Youth Advocates are teaming up to host a virtual summit to encourage healthier and more resilient kids in Louisville on May 11th from 9:30am-12pm. We invite you to learn more about recent research surveying the landscape of Louisville’s behavioral health system for kids, and connect with providers, advocates, youth-serving professionals, and other community members as we develop solutions to close the behavioral health gap for kids. Attendees will hear about the current landscape for…

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June 2021

Lunch & Learn: Ensuring Happy Childhoods

June 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grab some lunch and spend some time with Family & Children’s Place: leaders in the fight to ensure every child has a happy childhood! Learn why Kentucky has the #1 highest/worst rate of child abuse and neglect in the country. Take a tour of our Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, a world-class facility that serves every case of child sexual abuse and many cases of child physical abuse in our region. Be equipped with five simple ways to protect and heal children. Please…

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August 2021

Summer Fun Day presented by Jefferson County Parent Association for Foster Adoptive & Kinship Care

August 7, 2021

To register visit here.

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September 2021

Kinship Coalition Virtual Summit

September 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The summit will be a two part series to learn about the current landscape of kinship care at the state and national level, and then prioritize an action agenda with kinship and fictive kin caregivers across the commonwealth. Part 1: The Kinship Summit will be on Thursday, September 2, 2021 for kinship and fictive kin caregivers, child welfare stakeholders, and policy makers. Two years after Family First implementation, over a year out from a global pandemic, a lawsuit that rose to…

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January 2022

Children’s Advocacy Week

January 18 - January 21
Kentucky State Capitol, 700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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We need you to ask elected officials to prioritize kids in the 2022 legislative session! JOIN Kentucky Youth Advocates for Children’s Advocacy Week, January 18 - 21, 2022 Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol began in 2004 as an effort to unite advocates from across the state to raise their voices on behalf of children’s safety, health, education, and economic well-being. Hundreds of advocates from counties across Kentucky gather at the Capitol in Frankfort every year to rally on behalf of…

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June 2022

GrandStand for Grandchildren-Free Event for Grandparents

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grace M. James Academy for Excellece, 1615 West Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
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 GrandStand for Grandchildren-Free Event for Grandparents ECHO’s 1st annual GrandStand for Grandchildren event on Saturday, June 11th, 2022, from 10:00-2:00pm at the Grace M. James Academy of Excellence. This event is geared towards grandparents raising grandchildren and providing community services and opportunities that are for both youth and grandparents. This will be a great opportunity to receive resources for children, youth and or grandparents. This event is FREE to the public! We will have food, music, activities, and safety presentations…

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September 2022

GAP Grandparents As Parents Conference

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
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The 19th annual Grandparents As Parents (GAP) conference is Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY (NEW LOCATION).  Grandparents, relatives, kinship caregivers and professionals are invited to attend.  There are two presentations from national trauma expert Beth Tyson, “The Impact of Trauma and Loss in Kinship Families” and “Understanding Ambiguous Loss and How to Help Your Grandchild Recover.” The conference also includes: ·        8 Breakout Workshops on topics such as legal issues, grief, media/technology, vaping/addiction, kinship benefits, and more!…

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