Farm & Ranch Staff Assistance Network Program (FRSAN) - Youth

Grants and Contracts Details


The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will develop a youth curriculum focused on mental health and wellbeing. The curriculum will target youth in farm/rural communities age 9 to 12. The curriculum will seek to build positive youth assets; thereby promoting well-being while also allowing youth to develop an appreciation and understanding of Kentucky agriculture, including common stressors associated with farming. A series of focus groups sessions will be held in three locations across the state, engaging key leaders in agriculture, vocational education, and social support services to identify the focal points of the curriculum. The curriculum will be a series of lessons (up to six), which may be delivered in the school setting or after-school environment, such as a 4-H club. If applicable the curriculum will be aligned with the Kentucky academic standards. The curriculum will be submitted through a peer review process, including seeking feedback from the original focus group audience. The curriculum will be pilot-tested prior to its release. Examples of materials which may be included in the kit - Farm First Aid Kit (discussion of the importance of physical and mental first aid/health), as well as a focus on how to appreciate and support farmers. This
Effective start/end date9/30/218/31/23


  • KY Department of Agriculture: $65,000.00


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