Trail of Hope Network Offering Training Throughout Upcoming Year

Article By:  Program Director Ashley Caldwell May

Newsletter   |   Dec 23, 2020

The Community Collaboration for Children program is working in full capacity as we approach the new year! But our program looks remarkably different than it did this time last year. COVID 19 has pushed us to implement our In Home Services in a different way. We are still providing services to families with children 18 year or younger. We continue to aid families in identifying their strengths and weaknesses and then in making a plan to address these weaknesses and improve their overall daily functioning. The pandemic has changed the way that we are able to interact with our families.

Though we are an In Home Service program we are no longer going inside homes to deliver services. We currently are able to meet with families outside their homes, meaning on their porches, decks or yards. We do follow all CDC recommended guidelines. We take our temperatures and assess our own physical health and wellbeing before driving to the home visit. We wear our masks and stay 6 feet away from our clients at all times. We also keep our own chairs inside our vehicles if we need to take a seat.

We are implementing the use of telehealth services such as phone calls, FaceTime, and virtual meeting rooms when needed. We continue to complete goals with our families, including parenting classes, self-sufficiency and overall family health. We are persevering to meet the needs of our families and do what we can to provide support, guidance and encouragement during this time. If you have any questions or are interested in our program or the referral process, please contact CCC supervisor, Ashley Caldwell-May at or 270-766-8027.


The Lincoln Trail Regional Network, Trail of Hope, held its first regular Network Meeting on September 23, 2020, via Zoom. Trail of Hope is a group of concerned citizens throughout the entire Lincoln Trail Area. The focus of this network is to increase the awareness and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The network uses its designated funds to assist in spreading awareness through various programs and activities in our service area. New members are welcome and this is the perfect time to join! If you are interested in attending please contact Regional Network Coordinator, Ashley Caldwell-May at or 270-766-8027. Our next regular meeting will be held January 20th at 10:00 via Zoom.

Trail of Hope offered the Darkness to Light: Child Sexual Abuse Training via Zoom on December 9,2020, at 10:00am. Darkness to Light believes that protecting children is an adult’s responsibility and that through education and training adults will be empowered to act. The trainings are evidence-informed, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention trainings proven to increase knowledge and change behavior. Trail of Hope will be offering the Darkness to Light Training again on February 11, 2021, from 6 pm to 8 pm. We hope that this later time frame will encourage more parents to attend the training.

Trail of Hope will be offering an ACE Study Training on March 31, 2021, at 10 am. This training will be a kick off for April’s Child Abuse Awareness Month. Dr. TJ Kimble will be training participants on how to use the ACE Study research and scores to better understand trauma and behavior. This training will lead us into many activities that will be happening for April’s Child Abuse Awareness Month. If you have any questions or would like to register to attend, please contact me at