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Strengthening Families to Keep Kids Safe

The March 24th Kentucky Youth Advocates- Advocate Virtual Forum discussed strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect, including building protective factors and a two-generation approach to mitigate parental trauma.

Watch the recording on YouTube or listen to the conversation on our Making Kids Count Podcast or wherever you consume podcasts!

Special thanks to panelists Melissa Goins, Director of the Family Resource & Youth Services Centers. Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers; Julia Goodman, Family Resource Center Coordinator with Kenton County Schools; Tonya Jernigan, LCSW with the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatric Forensic Medicine; and, Emily Keely with the CHFSKY Kentucky Strengthening Families program.

Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count podcast.