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Archive for April, 2016:

Addiction Is Not A Moral Failure… It’s a Brain Disorder

Dr. Nora Volkow, neuroscientist and Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Addiction has been widely viewed as the result of poor self-control and personal behavioral choices. In this TEDMED talk, Dr. Volkow discusses how images of the human brain provide insight into the role of the chemical dopamine.

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Safely Reducing Psychotropic Medication for Youth in Foster Care

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The number of children in KVC Kansas programs on psychotropic medications is less than 9%, only a fraction of the number that many other foster care programs experience.

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29 Tips for Actively Communicating with Your Child

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Active communication is a critical parenting skill. Learn what to avoid – like interrupting and jumping to conclusions – and which strategies to try.

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New Software Digitizes Case Planning, Benefitting Families

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Safe & Connected™ allows social workers to spend less time documenting and more time using their gifts and insights to help children and families.

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City of Olathe, Kansas Honors KVC’s Wayne Sims

KVC Health Systems Past CEO Wayne Sims and City of Olathe, Kansas Mayor Michael Copeland

Last month, Olathe, Kansas mayor Michael Copeland presented KVC Health Systems’ past president and CEO with its 2016 Cathedral Builder Award.

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The Brain Can Change… And That Changes Everything

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KVC is expanding its neuroscience initiative. That includes developing new hands-on brain development tools for professionals and families and sharing information to influence policymaking.

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The Best Stories of Children and Families Staying Together, Finding Healing and Finding Each Other

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Hear real-life examples of how KVC is touching lives through in-home family support, reunification services, foster care, adoption, behavioral healthcare and psychiatric hospitals.

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KVC’s MyLink™ Telehealth Project Completes Pilot Testing, Moves to Distribution

When fully implemented, MyLink will use iPads to transform care delivered to children in over 1,000 foster families in Kansas, Nebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia.

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Fact or Fiction – What is True About Child Abuse?

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Do you know what is true and what is myth when it comes to child abuse? Find out the most common misconceptions along with their realities.

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KVC and UKH Partner for Adult Psychiatric Care

KVC Health Systems and the University of Kansas Hospital are entering into a partnership to cooperate on adult psychiatric care in Kansas City, Kan.

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