Family Resource Centers / Health Services

JANAY SUTTON
DIRECTOR OF FRYSC SERVICES & HEALTH

Mrs. Sutton is director and facilitator of the functions and budget of all FRYSC sites and coordinators; school nurse services coordinator, United Way of Central Kentucky grant executive, school based therapy services contact, Lincoln Trail District Health Department liaison, Hardin Memorial Hospital contact, Department of Community Based Services liaison, Multi-Disciplinary Model Court Team member, Helping Hand of Hope and Salvation Army contact, Blood Borne Pathogen Program coordinator, 504 Co-compliance officer, and facilitator for a variety of other health related programs including K-CHIP insurance. 

The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) provides free health insurance for children to qualified families.  For certain income levels, a child must not have other insurance coverage for 6 months before applying for KCHIP.  There are exceptions if the child loses health insurance for reasons you cannot control.  Applications are available at the Family Resource Youth Services Centers and the Hardin County Health Departments.  For more information on income levels, visit the KCHIP web page by clicking HERE.  

School nurses provide a variety of health services to students at several schools through a collaboration between the HCS Board of Education and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. With parental permission, school nurses are available to each HCS child at every elementary, middle and high school.

The Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 created Family Resource Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) as a partnership between the public schools and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide assistance to families by eliminating non-cognitive barriers. We help students resolve personal, emotional, and social problems that interfere with their adjustments to school and their capacity to enjoy the fullest benefits of the education offered them.

Family Resource Centers are located within our elementary schools and typically serve children through twelve years of age. Areas which must be addressed are: 

  • preschool child care
  • after school child care for children ages four through twelve with the child care being full-time during the summer and on other days when school is not in session
  • families in training
  • family literacy
  • parent and child education
  • health services and/or referrals to health services
  • educational support

Youth Services Centers which are located in each middle and high school typically serve children over twelve years of age. Areas which must be addressed include: referrals to health and social services; career exploration and development; summer and part time job development; substance abuse education and counseling; and family crisis and mental health counseling.

FRYSC centers provide a variety of services and access to resources for families, students and the school community. The Hardin County School District currently operates 19 centers serving 22 schools. For more information, visit the CHFS webpage by clicking HERE.

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