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Quarterly Newsletter
Issue No. 1 September 2010
In This Issue
Feature: ASK Wins!
Success at the Medically Fragile Annual Event
Meet the New Associate Director
National CRP Conference
Medically Fragile has a New Face
ASK Named Parent Group of the Year
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On August 7, 2010 Adoption Support for Kentucky, or ASK, was named the Parent Group of the Year by the North American Council on Adoptable Children. This prestigous national award recognizes the invaluable service that ASK provides to adoptive parents in the bluegrass state.
The program's 18 Adoptive Parent Liaisons (APLs) work tirelessly across the state to help nearly 4,000 adoptive parents with support, training and legislative and public policy advocacy.
Congratulations to ASK for a well deserved recognition!
For more information contact Carrie Saunders or Seth Krusich, ASK Directors
Success at the Medically Fragile Annual Event
On August 27-28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lexington, the Medically Fragile Training Program presented Medically Fragile Resource Parents with an entirely new training format. Participants were given the opportunity to choose from among 10 different training sessions that were offered by a variety of presenters. Topics ranged from Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma to the Michelle P. Waiver and the Medically Fragile Child and School.

In all, over 100 Medically Fragile Resource Parents attended and their response was very positive. The UK TRC would like to thank everyone who partnered with us to make this event such a success. We are looking forward to the next annual training event, March 4& 5 at the Park Inn Hotel in Louisville.

For more information on all upcoming Medically Fragile Trainings click HERE.


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Welcome to the first edition of the quarterly email newsletter from the University of Kentucky College of Social Training Resource Center. This newsletter is designed to keep you updated on what is happening at the UK TRC.
Meet the New Associate Director
Jessica Fletcher became the Associate Director of the University of Kentucky Training Resource Center in April 2010. Before that she served as a program coordinator for Comprehensive Family Services. Jessica currently oversees programs related to support and training for foster and adoptive parents.
For more information contact Jessica Fletcher, TRC Associate Director.
National CRP Conference
The 2010 NCRP attendees at Shaker Village
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In May the Kentucky Citizen Review Panel served as the host for the annual National Citizen Review Panel Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lexington. The event was attended by over 100 Citizen Review Panel members from 23 states, even one from Alaska!
Attendees said they enjoyed our southern hospitality and returned to their homes with new ideas and a renewed sense of how vital the independent oversight their panels provide is to child welfare.
For more information contact Blake Jones, CRP Program Director
Medically Fragile has a New Face
Susan Bunch
Susan Bunch is the new Medically Fragile Training Program Director with the Training Resource Center at the University of Kentucky. Susan comes to the TRC from Home of the Innocents in Louisville, Kentucky.

Susan has been a nurse for 23 years, having graduated with her BSN from Spalding University in 1987. She is currently working on her MSN. She began her nursing career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital. Susan has worked extensively with high risk neonates, pregnant and parenting teens, and medically fragile children. Prior to her tenure at Home of the Innocents, Susan worked with Medically Fragile Foster Care through the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.

For more information contact Susan Bunch, Medically Fragile Program Director.

The Training Resource Center is a team of professional educators and consultants who provide innovative training, technical assistance, assessments, consultation, evaluation and "best practices" to human service providers and parents working to improve the well-being of children and families in Kentucky and across the nation.
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