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How the Opioid Epidemic is Literally Changing Kids’ Brains

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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was recently interviewed by Mother Jones, a nonprofit news organization, to discuss the developmental and physiological effects that the opioid epidemic is having on children.

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What Does KVC Stand For?

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Answering this question gives us a chance to tell you both about our history and our future… where we’ve been, and where we’re going.

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First Ever Study of Trauma-Informed Foster Care Shows Stunning Results

KVC Institute trauma-informed study

A five-year child trauma study conducted with KVC Kansas shows how to help children in foster care.

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Prince Harry Healing from Trauma of Losing Mother, Working to End Mental Health Stigma

Prince Harry healing from trauma

Twenty years after his mother’s death, Prince Harry is opening up about how the loss has affected his life and his work to end mental health stigma.

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4 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Teens From Depression and Anxiety

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The economy, national tragedies, technology and social media are impacting young people’s development, creating a rise in teen depression and anxiety.

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KVC Health Systems Launches Campaign on Brain Development, Toxic Stress & Resilience

KVC Health Systems launches campaign on brain development, toxic stress and resilience

The public awareness campaign aims at educating caregivers and communities on healthy child brain development, toxic stress and resilience.

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Foster Families from Four States Gather for KVC Resource Family Conference

2017 KVC RFC

Nearly 2,000 children and foster parents will gather for two days to learn about helping youth feel safe and connected, healthy brain development, resilience and more.

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KVC Institute Showcases Virtual Reality to Treat Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

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Virtual reality has been introduced into mental and behavioral healthcare treatment, and KVC is showcasing this technology all around the world.

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KVC Celebrates Staff Nationwide During Social Work Month

KVC celebrates social work month

We are honored to have 363 licensed social workers on our team along with hundreds more professionals who do supportive work with children and families.

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Holiday Heroes Bring Cheer to Children and Teens in the Child Welfare System

2016 Holiday Heroes recap

Generous individuals and organizations donated gifts for thousands of vulnerable children and youth to help make their holiday special.

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