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New Thriving Magazine: The Power of Love Changes Siblings’ Lives Forever and Other Success Stories

KVC Health Systems' Thriving magazine - Spring/Summer 2022

The newest issue of KVC Health Systems’ print magazine, Thrivingis now available online here! This late Spring/Summer 2022 issue is packed full of stories about people finding the powerful human connection and help needed to break the cycle of adversity; live happy, healthy lives; and create bright futures. Read below for some of the great content you’ll find inside.

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Coleman siblings in Nebraska - inspiring KVC foster care adoption success storyCOVER STORY – The Power of Love: Siblings Thrive After Traumatic Early Childhood

Within their first five years of life, Malachi and Neveah’s mother dropped them off at a stranger’s house and abandoned them. This began a difficult foster care journey for the children. Thankfully, during this same time, a couple named Miranda and Craig Coleman felt called to begin the process of foster parenting. And, as it turns out, the first and only children they fostered were destined to become part of their family forever.

Read it now in Thriving or read the expanded online article here.

KVC is expanding child and family services in Kentucky, West Virginia, Missouri and KansasWe’re Growing! KVC Expands Family Services in Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia & Kansas

In Missouri, KVC and Great Circle have announced they will integrate this summer to better serve children and families. In Kentucky and West Virginia, to meet the needs of families facing serious challenges ranging from financial and family stress to mental health, KVC is growing significantly. The expansion will result in hiring about 150 more professionals and serving 850 more families per year. And in Kansas, KVC Hospitals is opening a new children’s psychiatric hospital in January 2023.

Read it now in Thriving or read the online expanded articles about Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia and Kansas.

Preventing youth suicide attempts from over-the-counter medication

Safety Alert: How to Prevent Suicide Attempts from OTC Medication

As youth suicide attempts with medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen increase, learn important steps for prevention including how to educate children and teens.

Read it now in Thriving or read the expanded online article here.


LGBTQIA+ adults can become foster or adoptive parents through KVCI’m LGBTQIA+. Can I Be a Foster or Adoptive Parent?

At KVC, the answer is a resounding yes. Plus, while you can provide foster care for youth of all backgrounds, there is a particular need for adults who are understanding and supportive of youth who may be LGBTQIA+.

Read it now in Thriving or read the expanded online article here.


Couple fosters and then adopts their grandchildrenCouple Adopts Their Grandchildren, Then Woman Begins Working at KVC

Sabrina Jenkins’ and her husband’s lives were turned upside down when their grandchildren entered foster care. But the experience led her to discover her calling in life. Now she helps countless children stay safely with their families.

Read it now in Thriving or read the expanded online article here.

KVC Health Systems' 2022 Gala - Kevin Holmes and Christa Dubill emceesKVC’s 2022 Gala Raises $370k for Children and Families in Crisis

Sponsors and attendees raised a record-breaking $370,000 at KVC’s 2022 Gala to ensure children are safe and connected to a strong family and healthy community. Thank you to our Gala Chairs Maria and Sean Hurley, our Presenting Sponsor Brown & Brown, our many generous corporate sponsors, donors, committee members, party-goers and volunteers for making this year’s Gala such a success!

Read it now in Thriving or read the expanded online article here.

Taniya, a youth who needs a loving adoptive forever family through KVC KansasMeet Children Who Need Loving, Adoptive Forever Families

BreAnna, Taniya, Rockie and Lexi are children who need adoptive families to provide them with safety, a sense of belonging and unconditional love. Could you be the person that will provide them a permanent home?

Read it now in Thriving or visit the KVC Adoption website (Kansas youth).

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 inpatient children’s psychiatric treatment. 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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