In April 1998 the Statewide Partnership of Kentucky for Effective Support (SPOKES-a statewide parent group) and the Kentucky Family Based Services Association (KFBSA-a statewide professional group) merged to become Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc. This merge allowed KPFC to provide a united voice dedicated to improving services for children in Kentucky with emotional, social, and behavioral challenges. As the name implies, bringing the parents and professionals to the table to truly work in partnership is an important part of KPFC.
KPFC’s united voice works to:
- effect policy changes at the state level,
- educate legislators about the needs of children with severe emotional disabilities,
- improve services so that all children and families will be able to receive appropriate services in their home communities, and
- give a voice to the youth and families that live with this disability every day.