2024 System Of Care Academy

Virtual Exhibitor Opportunity

The System of Care (SOC) Academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the theme Celebrating our System of Care: Past, Present & Future, and we have an opportunity for you to broadly share information about your agency! Diane.Gruen-Kidd@ky.gov is the point of contact for all questions and emails expressing interest in participating. You may reach out to her directly.

Holly Hill Child and Family Solutions

Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions

Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions is a nonprofit behavioral health organization that has been providing critical services to children and families in Kentucky since 1884. Anchored in Northern Kentucky for almost 14 decades, we serve the entire state, dedicated to protecting and supporting the most vulnerable members of our community. We provide high-quality, comprehensive mental and behavioral health services to empower children, adolescents, young adults, their families, and those supporting them with the stability, skills, and tools to thrive.


We offer a continuum of mental and behavioral health services, including screening, assessment, therapy, day treatment, family therapy, case management, supervised visitation, a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP), and aftercare. Our QRTP program is a core youth program in Northern Kentucky, providing support for girls aged 11-17 in State custody with severe trauma backgrounds and behavioral issues. The majority have experienced physical and sexual abuse. These young people live on our California, Kentucky campus for 3-12 months, receiving intensive therapy services in a highly structured environment. Additionally, we specialize in supporting pregnant and parenting teens and victims of child sexual exploitation and trafficking.

The Dinner Table Project

The Dinner Table Project

An evidence-informed statewide project for families of elementary age children based on research showing that children of families who share meals are less likely to try drugs and alcohol, have better academic performance, higher self-esteem, a greater sense of resilience, lower risk of teen pregnancy, lower risk of depression, lower rates of obesity, and a lower likelihood of developing an eating disorder.* The program focuses on the protective factor of sharing distraction-free meals and conversations with adult caregivers. Meals Unplugged boxes are provided to store smart phones during meals. Monthly newsletters contain conversation starters, table games, recipes, and information about protective factors for substance use and other risky behaviors. Table Talks is an extension of the Dinner Table Project that encourages families to continue having meaningful conversations with their teenagers. The quarterly Table Talks newsletter also contains conversation starters, recipes, and protective factors.

Team KY Foster Care and Adoption

Team Kentucky Foster Care and Adoption

Foster care is a temporary home for a child with a caring family. The goal is to safely reunite these children with their birth families. As a foster parent, your impact goes beyond a child – you may have a chance to help an entire family move toward wholeness. The ultimate goal of foster care is to reunify children with their birth families.


However, in some situations, the courts decide reunification with the birth family will not be possible and through a series of legal hearings, a judge may terminate the parents’ legal rights to their child. If both parents have parental rights terminated, then the child becomes legally available for adoption. Through adoption, many foster parents choose to become the permanent and legal adoptive parents of children who have been in their approved foster homes. A temporary situation (foster care) then becomes a step forward to a permanent and lifelong commitment (adoption).

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At Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Kentucky, Inc. (SAFY of KY), we work with youth and families to reach their full potential, building the foundation of well-being we all need to contribute to our communities. Driven by our mission of Preserving Families and Securing Futures, SAFY of KY has designed a service blueprint based on research addressing the roots of trauma while effecting lasting change.  Our solid structure including foster care and independent living services offers the tools youth need to develop and maintain stable mental, physical, and emotional foundations to weather the storms where they are – at home, in school, at work, or in the community.

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Behavioral Health Wellness Environments for Living and Learning (BH WELL) is a multi-disciplinary team in the University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing, working to promote behavioral health and wellness among individuals facing behavioral health challenges.

Passport by Molina

Passport by Molina Healthcare

Passport by Molina Healthcare is a purpose-driven company committed to improving the lives and well-being of our members, while making a positive impact in the communities we serve. As a government sponsored health plan, we offer no-cost comprehensive health coverage with no monthly premiums for any benefit to those that qualify through Kentucky Medicaid. 


Seven Counties Services

Seven Counties Services is a Community Mental Health Center that offers a full range of mental and behavioral health services, substance use treatment, and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in a seven-county region in Kentucky. Counties served include Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, and Henry.


Seven Counties Services is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and nationally recognized for effective services and treatments.


Since 1978, Seven Counties Services has delivered innovative, individualized, and compassionate community-based treatment, support and services for persons with behavioral health needs including people with mental illness, children with emotional and behavioral disorders, individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, and adults and adolescents with addiction and substance use disorders.

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At BHG, we focus on real recovery, not just treatment. Our medical mission is to empower our patients to realize their best level of functioning in the community. Our recovery care teams include highly-trained physicians, counselors, nurses, and support staff all working with patients on their unique recovery journey.


MAT-based programs use FDA-approved medication as stabilizing factor while administering comprehensive treatment services, including individual and family counseling. Medications have been shown in controlled trials to be superior to counseling alone, helping patients with opioid use disorder abstain from opioid use and stay in treatment. MAT also reduces the likelihood of an overdose in the case of relapse.

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UK Healthcare

UK HealthCare’s Healthy Kentucky Initiative in coordination with our behavioral health leadership team is offering FREE Suicide Prevention training to our Kentucky community to help address the growing mental health crisis across our state. 


Through collaborative promotional efforts with many partners across campus, we have certified over 1,100 Kentuckians to date!  


If you are not familiar with this training, QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer – 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  This research based one-hour training is available 24/7 and addresses misconceptions about suicide, including the fact that you do not need to be a medical or mental health professional to help save someone’s life.


All of us are aware personally and professionally of the increase in our community of people with depression and anxiety, and many of you know that suicide remains the 2nd leading cause of death in Kentucky for ages 10-34.  Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Suicide is preventable and requires strategies at all levels of society.

Sunrise Childrens Services

Sunrise Children’s Services

Sunrise Children’s Services provides care and hope for hurting Kentucky families and children through Christ-centered ministries. We have been at the forefront in the fight to protect Kentucky’s children since 1869. Today, Sunrise remains committed to providing care and refuge to children who have been abused and neglected — children whose lives have been scarred by unspeakable physical, sexual, and emotional abuse — and who have been removed from their homes. From the president of our organization to our direct care staff, our priority every day is to provide security, hope, love, and healing to these children whose lives have been devastated. There are more than 7,500 children in out-of-home care in Kentucky alone. Sunrise is committed to providing hope and healing to hurting children, and to growing as a nonprofit ministry in order to meet their changing needs. Sunrise helps children in crisis shine!

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Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

The mission of the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is to empower Kentuckians with disabilities to maximize independence and economic security. Through competitive, integrated employment, individuals with disabilities work alongside other employees without disabilities. They earn at least minimum wage and get the same workplace benefits and opportunities as other employees doing the same job.

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Kentucky Department of Education

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Appalachian Assistive Technology Loan Fund

Appalachian Assistive Technology Loan Fund (AATLF) is a non-profit organization that helps Kentuckians with disabilities, their families, and older adults fund assistive technology. AATLF provides no-fee zero percent interest loans for the purchase of assistive technology. AATLF also provides financial education resources for people with disabilities, their families, and educators.


Youth Villages

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Mental Illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Since we all have brains – having some kind of mental health problem during your life is really common. No matter what kind of mental health problem someone is facing, it is always possible to get better. If you think you’re experiencing a mental illness, try to find any kind of support earlier than later. Like other illness, treating mental illnesses early can help you get better faster.

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