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New KVC Thriving Magazine: Sesame Street Helps Children Understand Tough Topics & More

New KVC Health Systems Thriving Magazine: Sesame Street Helps Children Understand Foster Care and Parental Addiction and More

The newest issue of KVC Health Systems’ print magazine, Thrivingis available now online! Here’s a glimpse of some of the great content you’ll find inside:

Sesame Street in Communities helps children understand foster care, parental addiction and other tough topicsSesame Street Helps Children Understand Foster Care & Parental Addiction

Nearly six million American children live in a household with a parent struggling with addiction. While addiction is a “grown-up issue,” it impacts children in ways that are not visible. Sesame Street in Communities has resources to help children and families so that this challenge doesn’t define a child’s future.

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The Brain Isn’t Just Born; It’s BuiltThe brain isn't just born - it's built - understand impact of toxic stress and importance of resilience for children

When children enter the world, they’re not guaranteed to develop skills like resilience. These capabilities are built over time through positive interactions with caring adults. Learn more about the impact of toxic stress on child brain development and how to both prevent and counteract it.

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Hennepin County Minnesota Jennifer DeCubellis Minneapolis child welfare foster careMinnesota’s Most Populous County Partners with KVC to Transform Its Child Welfare Approach

With help from KVC Health Systems, Minnesota’s most populous county is flipping its child protection system from reactive to proactive — to improve outcomes for children and families, address the system’s disparities and transform the workplace culture.

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Kansas children in foster care who need loving adoptive familiesMeet Children and Teens Who Need Loving Adoptive Families

There are over 123,000 children in foster care who need adoptive forever families. Meet some of the children who we’re working to match with loving families.

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Social worker careers

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

Social workers are caring professionals who help children, adults and families overcome difficult obstacles in order to live healthy, successful lives. At KVC, we are incredibly proud to have hundreds of social workers on our team!

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KVC Health Systems Thriving magazine with Sesame Street characters Elmo, Big Bird and Oscar



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

KVC Health Systems is a private, nonprofit organization that enriches and enhances the lives of over 71,000 children and families each year by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, and education. KVC’s broad continuum of care includes 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.