KIDS NOW Plus
KIDS NOW Plus is a program of the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities that is funded by the Kentucky Early Childhood Development Authority. KIDS NOW Plus provides a wide range of interventions for pregnant women with various risk factors for substance use during pregnancy.
The large and credible body of research that exists points to the fact that all of the environments in which young children spend time must be of the highest quality. The prenatal environment, the home environment, and the early care and education environment should enable each child to reach his or her full potential. Our KIDS NOW Plus program is the first step by Kentucky to reach our 2020 goal which says that “all young children in Kentucky are healthy and safe, possess the foundation that will enable school and personal success, and live in strong families that are supported and strengthened within their communities.”
We accomplish this goal through providing prevention, outreach, case management, and referral into treatment for pregnant women at high risk for substance use during their pregnancies.