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KVC Health Systems Releases New Thriving Magazine with Inspiring Stories

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In the latest issue of Thriving, KVC Health Systems provides inspiring stories of children and families who overcame adversity, helpful tips and more.

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Actress Charlize Theron Opens Up About Alcoholic Father, Traumatic Childhood

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Growing up, Theron’s everyday life was affected by her father’s alcoholism. Her mother has inspired her to heal and move on from her traumatic childhood.

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How the Opioid Epidemic is Literally Changing Kids’ Brains

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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was recently interviewed by Mother Jones, a nonprofit news organization, to discuss the developmental and physiological effects that the opioid epidemic is having on children.

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KVC Institute Showcases Virtual Reality to Treat Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

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Virtual reality has been introduced into mental and behavioral healthcare treatment, and KVC is showcasing this technology all around the world.

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Study Reveals Emotional Stress Affects Brain, Heart Health

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A new study shows how stress affects health overall & the brain. Learn more about the study & how KVC is helping to treat children who experience stress.

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Woman Who Aged Out of Foster Care Defied the Odds, Found Success

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Despite the dim statistics, Danya found success after aging out of foster care and is now helping hundreds of youth create a future as bright as hers.

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Protecting and Transforming Childhood

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Research has found childhood adversity to be common and harmful, but it’s preventable. Learn how you can help protect and transform childhood.

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The White House Hosts First-Ever Technology Hackathon to Improve Foster Care

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Non-profit organizations, child welfare leaders, philanthropists, engineers and leaders from the technology sector attended a two-day event to discuss ways to improve the foster care system through technology-focused solutions.

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The Brain Can Change… And That Changes Everything

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KVC is expanding its neuroscience initiative. That includes developing new hands-on brain development tools for professionals and families and sharing information to influence policymaking.

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The Biological Consequences for Children Living in Poverty… and What We Can Do

Highly segregated, low-income neighborhoods such as Ferguson, MO, are experiencing a toxic stress epidemic. As parents become overwhelmed, children miss out on positive interactions needed for healthy brain development.

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