KY MOMS Partnership℠
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Kentucky Goals and Needs Assessment
The Kentucky MOMS Goals & Needs Assessment is a survey that the MOMS Partnership co-created so that mothers in Kentucky could share what they want, what they need, and what goals they have for themselves and their families. The KY MOMS Goals and Needs Assessment was distributed in the Summer of 2019 to mothers under Kentucky Department of Corrections supervision in the Louisville area. Elevate analyzed data from 176 eligible responses.
Of the eligible mothers who completed the Kentucky MOMS Goals and Needs Assessment:
- Many self-reported low levels of social support, with 31.8% reporting a low level of social support.
- Many were screened as at risk for clinical depression, with 50.7% of respondents receiving a score on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), a depressive symptom screener, of 16 or greater. CES-D score of 16 or greater indicates that an individual is at risk for clinical depression.
- Many reported experiencing difficulties accessing treatment for mental and emotional health, including not being able to get an appointment soon enough, not having transportation, and clinic/doctor's office not being open convenient hours.
The majority of survey respondent's, 64.2% identified as White and non-Hispanic. Respondents reported an average age of 33.8 years and caring for an average of 2.0 children.