New Thriving Magazine: A Father’s Inspiring Story, Introducing Camber Children’s Mental Health & More
The newest issue of KVC Health Systems’ print magazine, Thriving, is now available online here! This late Fall 2022/Winter 2023 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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COVER STORY – A Father’s Story of Transformation and Hope
When Adam was facing time in prison following years of substance use and addiction, he thought he may never be safely reunited with his two sons in foster care. But thanks to the KVC foster parents who cared for his children and cheered him on, as well as his supportive KVC case manager, Adam was able to take the courageous steps to bring his children safely home.
KVC Hospitals Is Now Camber Children’s Mental Health
In 30 years, KVC Hospitals has served more than 37,000 youth experiencing a mental health crisis with inpatient and residential treatment. The organization is now reintroducing itself as Camber Children’s Mental Health, the Midwest region’s premier source and leading provider of children’s mental health care.
How This Teacher Helped a Student Overcome Massive Challenges to Graduate High School
Jay was a junior struggling in school. But once he transitioned to Niles Prep, a therapeutic alternative school, he got the help to achieve his dream of high school graduation.
How Foster Parents and Birth Parents Can Work Together to Help Youth
Helping youth in foster care maintain relationships with their family members allows youth to experience a continued sense of identity and belonging. Get tips on how you can work with birth parents toward reunification in this article.
Families Grow in Love as They Adopt Children in Foster Care
Over 123,000 children and teens in foster care are waiting for loving adoptive families. See some of the families who adopted children through KVC this year and learn if fostering or adopting might be right for you.
Diversity & Inclusion Are Key to Belonging… And Belonging Matters Greatly
Every day, life-changing moments happen at KVC: young people receive essential care in our mental health hospitals, families get support to overcome complex adversity and relationship challenges, and some children are brought into foster care to address their immediate safety needs. To provide the highest-quality services to all children and families served, KVC has committed itself to prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging across our organization.
Andrew, Jacob, Skyla, Josiah, and Emily are youth who each need adoptive families to provide them with safety, a sense of belonging and unconditional love.
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 400,000 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 38 locations in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia, and provides training and consultation around the world. Learn more.