Psychotropic Medications and Deprescribing: A conversation with field experts and foster alumni

The Face It Movement was joined by Dr. David Lohr, Medical Director at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and professor at the University of Louisville; Susan Vickers of the Aetna Better Health of Kentucky SKY Program; and Eltuan Dawson, True Up Peer Network Member, for a discussion on psychotropic medications and [...]

By |2022-02-03T11:45:49-05:00February 3, 2022|News|

OP-ED: Advocating for access to peer behavioral health support gives my story purpose

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on December 15, 2021 By Cynthia Schepers. My name is Cynthia Schepers and I am one of the “young adults” who helped lead the research on young adult access to behavioral health supports alongside the Coalition Supporting Young Adults, or CSYA for [...]

By |2022-02-03T11:37:28-05:00January 1, 2022|News|

Launch of the 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book

The 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book examines data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, the impacts of systemic racial injustice on children and families, and solutions to advance racial equity so that every child can thrive. The 31st edition of this publication also features the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, [...]

By |2021-12-21T18:10:09-05:00November 10, 2021|News|

Advocate Virtual Forum: Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

The May 12, 2021 Advocate Virtual Forum hosted by Kentucky Youth Advocates discussed supporting youth aging out of foster care in Kentucky. The panelists included Nikki Thornton, Executive Director of True Up; Paula Garner, President and CEO of Maryhurst; and Cynthia Schepers, a young adult who aged out of [...]

By |2021-12-21T18:09:57-05:00May 13, 2021|News|

True Up is Joining Kentucky Youth Advocates to Maximize Impact on Older Youth in Foster Care

CONTACT: Mara Powell LOUISVILLE, KY – Kentucky Youth Advocates and True Up are pleased to announce a formal partnership between the two organizations. As of April 1, 2021, True Up is officially an affiliated initiative of Kentucky Youth Advocates. True Up Executive Director Nikki Thornton has joined Kentucky Youth Advocates’ team [...]

By |2021-10-07T12:22:59-04:00April 1, 2021|News|

Making Kids Count Podcast: The Impact on Youth In and Transitioning Out of Foster Care

The May 12, 2020 edition of the Making Kids Count podcast featured Nikki Thornton, Director of Program Operations at True Up, and Tia Humphrey, a member of the Voices of the Commonwealth. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting young people in or transitioning out of foster care [...]

By |2021-10-07T13:07:44-04:00May 12, 2020|News|

True Up Youth Take Part in Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Several True Up youth were able to get an up-close look at politics in action and meet with key lawmakers during Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Held on February 5, this marked the 11th year for the event, which attracts hundreds of people from across Kentucky to Frankfort [...]

By |2021-10-07T13:24:20-04:00February 10, 2015|News|

Say Y.E.S. an Empowering Experience

More than 125 foster youth attended the Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S.) September 28 at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus. True Up and other child advocacy groups sponsored the summit that focused on kids helping kids succeed as adults. The event was planned by young people and all workshop [...]

By |2021-10-07T15:10:11-04:00September 28, 2013|News|

Collaborative Graduation Party Held to Celebrate Foster Youth

A special group of Jefferson County graduates gathered June 10th at the Home of the Innocents to celebrate receiving their high school diplomas or GEDs. The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, foster care agencies in Jefferson County and True Up joined forces to host the [...]

By |2021-10-07T14:59:57-04:00June 10, 2013|News|
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