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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

The newest issue of KVC Health Systems’ print magazine, Thrivingis now available online here! This Spring/Summer 2021 issue is packed full of stories about creating happy childhoods, strong families and healthy communities. Read below for some of the great content you’ll find inside.

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KVC - Children's mental health as the pandemic continues - How you can helpCOVER STORY – Children’s Mental Health as the Pandemic Continues: What You Can Do to Help

We’re seeing some light at the end of the tunnel as vaccines are distributed and infections decrease. But every young person needs a caring adult who can help them process their feelings about news stories, school pressure, and changes in their daily routines. Here’s what you can do to support children’s mental health and help youth build resilience.

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KVC Kindness Changes Lives - Ashley at KVC Niles in Kansas City, MOKindness Changes Lives: The Science of Caring

Kindness is trending, but it’s much more than a cute saying on a t-shirt. Kindness is proven by science to bring about wellbeing, health and happiness while decreasing stress and depression. See how our team members are embodying kindness!

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KVC - New 988 hotline for suicide prevention and mental health emergenciesNew 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline for Mental Health Emergencies

In 2019, one American died by suicide every 11 minutes. The creation of a 3-digit suicide prevention hotline, similar to the 911 number, will quickly connect people in crisis to life-saving help.

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Lindsey Stephenson

Introducing KVC Missouri: Meet Our Newest Team

KVC Missouri is a nonprofit organization that includes KVC Niles, based in Kansas City, and a range of new community-based services for children and families. Lindsey Stephenson, LSCSW, will become President of KVC Missouri on June 1.

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Empowering West Virginia youth to achieve their dreams through education - New First Star academy for youth aging out of foster careEmpowering West Virginia Youth to Achieve Their Dreams Through Education

Nationally, only half of youth in foster care graduate high school, which can lead to challenges throughout life. KVC West Virginia has launched a First Star Academy, a proven program with a 100 percent graduate rate.

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KVC foster parents Jennifer and Brad Stallbaumer - Fostering teens changed our livesHow Fostering Teens Gave Us Purpose and Changed Our Lives

Jennifer and Brad Stallbaumer entered foster parenting by accident but soon became known for caring well for teen girls. They never expected that, when a cancer diagnosis came, the teens in their home would become their reason for living.

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A'Jaun - a youth who needs an adoptive forever familyMeet Children Who Need Loving, Adoptive Forever Families

Lexi, A’Jaun, Jesus and Taniya are children who need adoptive families to provide them with safety, a sense of belonging and unconditional love.

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How a Diverse, Inclusive Team Leads to Better Child and Family Services

Every health and human services organization has a responsibility to make decisions with care, inclusion and deliberation. Having a diverse, inclusive team leads to greater creativity, innovation and critical thinking.

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There are many more stories packed into this issue of Thriving. Check it out today!



You can also visit our news archive to view past issues of our print magazine.

KVC Health Systems, a nonprofit mental health and child welfare organization headquartered in the Kansas City area, is a national leader in providing innovative, effective and compassionate care. The KVC team is working to create a world in which every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community. Over the last 50 years, KVC has enriched and enhanced the lives of over 300,000 children, adults and families through in-home family support, behavioral healthcare, foster care, adoption, substance use treatment, and children’s psychiatric hospitals. The organization has 35 locations in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia, and provides training and consultation around the world. Learn more.

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