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Reunification: How Foster Parents and Birth Parents Can Work Together

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

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What’s the Main Goal of Foster Care?

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Discover the main goal of foster care and why keeping children safe and connected is vital for their wellbeing.

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New KVC Thriving Magazine: Children’s Mental Health as the Pandemic Continues & More

KVC Health Systems Thriving magazine, Spring/Summer 2021 issue - Children's mental health as the pandemic continues and more stories

Check out stories on how kindness is changing lives, the new 988 suicide prevention hotline, our newest team KVC Missouri, and much more.

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Families Share Why They Love to Foster Teens

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Meet two families who are making a difference for teens in foster care, and learn why the need to foster teens is so great.

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Be Inspired by These 20 Foster Care, Adoption and Children’s Mental Health Success Stories

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Two out of every three people have experienced childhood adversity. Read these winning stories of overcoming difficult experiences and finding hope and joy.

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Why Is Self-Care Especially Important For Foster Parents?

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Foster parenting is as hard as it is rewarding. While you’re caring for the kids in your home, it’s important to take care of yourself too. Read this blog to learn more about self-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

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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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Foster Parent Training Resources that Help Families Flourish

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KVC provides foster parent training, resources and ongoing support to ensure success for foster parents and the children in their care.

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