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A Helpful Guide to KVC’s Mental Health and Child Welfare Services in Kansas and Missouri

Guide to KVC's services

Learn about the different child and family services from KVC Hospitals, KVC Kansas and KVC Missouri.

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Reunification: How Foster Parents and Birth Parents Can Work Together

Family working towards reunification

Learn how experienced foster parents promote safe family reunification and support birth parents.

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4 State-Specific Factors That Affect a Child’s Wellbeing

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The new KIDS COUNT policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation describes what factors affect a child’s overall wellbeing.

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

day in the life of a social worker

Have you wondered what it’s really like to be a social worker? Get a behind-the-scenes look at day in the life of a social worker here!

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10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Social Workers

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Social workers are caring professionals who help children, adults and families overcome difficult obstacles in order to live a healthy, successful life.

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KVC Health Systems Launches KVC Missouri and Names New President

KVC Missouri Launch

KVC Missouri is a nonprofit organization that includes KVC Niles, based in the heart of Kansas City, MO, and a range of new community-based services for children and families. Learn more about the organization’s vision and leadership.

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7 Ways You Can Help a Child in Foster Care (Without Being a Foster Parent)

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Learn seven different things you can do (besides becoming a foster parent) to help a child in foster care!

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What to Expect When a Child Discharges From a Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

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Read this article to understand how you can continue helping a child after they discharge from a children’s psychiatric hospital.

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How to Support Children’s Mental Health During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic can be an immense source of stress and fear in children and teens, just like with adults. While you can’t change COVID-19, you can create a positive impact on children’s mental health as they continue to adjust to the “new normal.” Let’s look at how. Watch for Signs of Information Overload and […]

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Why Youth in Foster Care Are Vulnerable to Human Trafficking and How Caregivers Can Protect Them

foster care and human trafficking connection

The sad reality is that there is a link between the foster care system and human trafficking. Any advocate of children, especially foster parents, need to be aware of the ways children in foster care are more susceptible to being trafficked.

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