Kentucky’s “HANDS” Premieres Film, Holds Panel Discussion

Kentucky’s Health Access Nurturing Development Services, or HANDS, supports families as they build healthy, safe environments for the optimal growth and development of children, and Thursday they premiere a new documentary about their efforts.

According to the organization, HANDS offers their home visiting program to pregnant moms-to-be and new parents that support all areas of a baby’s development through it’s first few years of life.

HANDS will be premiering their new KET-produced documentary "Safe & Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World" Thursday afternoon at the Lyric Theatre. It will be followed by an informational panel discussion about the importance of early childhood development.

The program begins at 4:30 pm. You can register to attend the free event at

This week has also been declared Kentucky’s HANDS week by Governor Steve Beshear in honor of the organization and its efforts.

To enroll in Kentucky’s HANDS program, you must be pregnant or the parent of a newborn. Contact your local health department for more information or go to

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