As racial inequities and injustices permeate our nation, we want to let you know we hear you, we see you, and we stand with you. Racism is an Adverse Childhood Experience that causes toxic stress and trauma; and where there is trauma, our children are impacted. So, it is with aching hearts we pledge to do our work through an equity lens and to be intentional in working collaboratively with our partners, elected and appointed officials to stop the inequities that traumatize our children and follow them through their entire lives. This struggle is our struggle and we are deeply committed to working with you to build a Kentucky where all children, youth, and families can thrive in safe, stable and nurturing environments. We look forward to partnering with you in our efforts to make a change.