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Escuelas rurales de KY abordan traumas infantiles

Nov 28, 2022
Maestros, consejeros, conductores de autobús y personal escolar del condado de Russell han recibido una formación intensiva sobre los efectos del trauma infantil en la salud mental y física de los niños desde 2018. En la actualidad, las suspensiones escolares han disminuido en un 50 por ciento, y más niños y niñas informan que se sienten seguros y atendidos, además dicen que "pertenecen" a la escuela. Amalia Mendoza, de la Fundación para un Kentucky Saludable, que proporcionó fondos de subsidio para el Proyecto Bounce Rural Adverse Childhood Experiences, dice que las comunidades rurales se enfrentan a diferentes desafíos para reducir los problemas de comportamiento que se derivan de las experiencias adversas de la infancia o ACEs. ...(Read More)

Rural KY Schools Tackle Childhood Trauma

Nov 28, 2022
Russell County teachers, staff, counselors, and bus drivers have received intensive training on the effects of childhood trauma on kids' mental and physical health since 2019. Today, elementary school suspensions have decreased by 50%, and more kids report feeling safe, cared for, and feel they "belong" at school. Amalia Mendoza, senior policy and advocacy officer at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, which provided grant funding for the Bounce Rural Adverse Childhood Experiences Project, said rural communities face different challenges in reducing behavioral issues stemming from adverse childhood experiences. ...(Read More)

Mental Health, Gun Prevalence Top Concerns for Kentucky Kids

Nov 21, 2022
Across the state, kids say they want more resources for mental health - according to the recently released 2022 Kentucky Kids Count County data book. More than 15% of Kentucky's children and teens struggled with anxiety and depression in 2020. Kirsten Yancy is a senior at Maryfield High School in Graves County. ...(Read More)

More Kentuckians Behind on Utility Bills as Rates Soar

Nov 16, 2022
One out of six American families is behind on their utility bills, according to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association. Part of the reason for higher utility costs is additional fuel surcharges, based on the energy customers use in kilowatt-hours. Joshua Bills, commercial energy specialist for the Mountain Association, said charges fluctuate in response to the price of fuel, noting utility companies use the surcharge to pass the buck onto ratepayers. ...(Read More)

Kentucky Veterans Honored for "Still Serving"

Nov 11, 2022
Two military veterans were honored this week for their community service at the Kentucky Veterans of the Year annual banquet, hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana. Brownsville resident Mike Stoyonovich and Jo Ann Orr of Louisville each received a 2022 Veteran of the Year award. Guest speaker and the first Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame inductee, the Rev. ...(Read More)

After Voters Reject Amendment 2, KY Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Abortion Ban

Nov 10, 2022
Kentucky voters rejected a ballot measure that would have changed language in the state's constitution to permanently deny the right to an abortion. Reproductive-health advocates say the election results could pave the way for striking down the state's trigger law, which banned the procedure in the state immediately after the overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this year. ...(Read More)

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