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Bounce Coalition (KY)

Bounce is a coalition of community partners working together to build the resiliency of children, adults, and families by improving knowledge about the impact of ACEs and the skills to help people bounce back from adversity. We do this by: educating and training; measuring impact; and advocating for policies that support trauma-informed communities. www.bouncecoalition.org

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You're Invited: Bounce Grand Rounds on October 12th

Join us for a virtual learning opportunity on Wednesday, October 12 from 10:00AM - 11:30AM ET to discuss school safety and the impact of community violence on our youngest Kentuckians. People impacted by trauma are often caught in webs of complexity that challenge the very systems designed to help them. Yet organizations often work in silos, even as the people they serve have needs requiring coordinated support. Bounce Grand Rounds is a forum designed to foster cross-sector collaboration and...

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 initiated the Bounce Coalition. Bounce reaches educators, administrators, service providers, and parents throughout Kentucky counties who are adopting the Bounce...

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 experiencing trauma, improved student school climate survey results, increased parent engagement, and higher teacher retention. Next, the FHK funded the...

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