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Stories of Life-Changing Connections: Mental Health Support, Foster Care & Adoption

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Read award-winning, inspiring stories of connection from children and families we’ve served, foster and adoptive families, and KVC team members.

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From Worries to Wellness: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety

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Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges among children and teens. In this article, we dive into the different types of anxiety we treat at KVC. Get to know the signs and symptoms of anxiety and how you can support children in their mental wellness.

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What Does a Mental Health Crisis Look Like?

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When someone you care for is going through a mental health crisis, the best thing to do is be prepared. Learn how to recognize it and be prepared.

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New Thriving Magazine: Read Stories of Connection, Community Support & More

Spring/Summer issue of Thriving

In KVC’s Thriving magazine, read inspiring stories about health, strengthening families, creating families, and the latest news and events.

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Hope and Healing: How KVC is Working to End Suicide

Suicide is on the rise, particularly in isolated areas with limited access to mental health care. Learn more about KVC’s evidence-based clinical practices that support suicide prevention. As a community, we can end suicide.

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What Blue Zones Teach Us About Strong Connections and Healthy Living

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In the Blue Zones, people are living longer and healthier lives, and their social connections play a big role in this. Learn more about how connections nourish the soul and enrich our lives.

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Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth: How Parents and Caregivers Make a Difference

Building self-esteem is critical to children’s and teens’ wellbeing. Parents and caregivers can help support kids in their self-worth, mental health and resilience.

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Why Expressive Therapy? Explore the Link Between Creativity and Mental Health

Expressive therapies, like art, music, and recreational therapy combine psychology and the creative process to promote healing. Learn more about the link between creativity and mental health.

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Navigating the Holidays: How to Help Children as a Caregiver or Foster Parent

The holidays can bring up a lot of emotions for kids in foster care, learn how caregivers can navigate this season and provide emotional support.

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How to Talk to Children About Mental Health and Suicide

Some children struggle to share their emotions. That’s why parents need to take the lead. Learn how to talk about mental health and suicide with children.

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