University of Kentucky Targeted Assessment Program
Barbara Ramlow, MA, is the Director and co-founder of the University of Kentucky Targeted Assessment Program (TAP). A former counselor in inpatient, outpatient and community non-profit settings, Ms. Ramlow has been with the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research since 1994, serving as Assistant Director of the Institute on Women and Substance Abuse from 1994-2003 and Director from 2003-2006. She has directed the Targeted Assessment Program since 2001. She has provided consultation to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) since 1994 and has partnered with CHFS and other statewide agencies on multiple initiatives to improve Kentucky’s capacity to identify and address barriers to self-sufficiency, family safety and family stability. For more than two decades, her work has focused on improving the identification of hidden, often stigmatized barriers impacting the lives of low-income parents served in Kentucky’s complex public assistance and child welfare systems and on improving service access and engagement through cross-systems collaboration. Ms. Ramlow has presented and provided consultation regionally and nationally and has published on gender-specific treatment needs of women as well as interventions to address multiple barriers for low-income parents.
Wednesday, April 24
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM