Kentucky Strengthening Families (KYSF) is a partnership of more than 20 organizations dedicated to promoting protective factors in services and supports for children and their families.
The KYSF initiative is led by the Governor's Office of Early Childhood through the Race to the Top/Early Learning Challenge Grant Program and the Department for Public Health Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant Program.
Supporting families is key factor in school readiness and preventing child abuse and neglect.
All families experience stress. Research demonstrates children develop and learn best in families with the supports and skills to deal with stressful times. KYSF aims to make critical supports and coping skills development accessible to all Kentucky families as a means to increase the rate of school readiness and reduce child abuse and neglect.