At KVC, we want every child and adult to be safe & connected to a strong family and a healthy community. We’re proud to be a leader in innovative, effective and compassionate care.
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The Heart of Our Work
KVC helps health and human service agencies excel at caring for families with the most complex needs through a proven model that improves people’s health, their experience of care, and costs.
- Overview of KVC’s Expertise
- Keeping Children Safe
- Keeping Families Safely Together
- Right-Sizing Congregate Care in Foster Care
- Preventing & Treating Childhood Trauma
- Suicide Prevention Expertise
- KVC’s Partnership with Sesame Street
- KVC Institute Overview
- Free Parenting Tips & Mental Health eBooks
- Consulting for Managed Care & Primary Health
- Consulting on Child Welfare & Behavioral Health
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Children & Families Need You
Through KVC, you can strengthen families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and help create a bright future where every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community. Please join us today!
- About Us
KVC Health Systems is committed to enriching and enhancing the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, and education.
Are you passionate about improving child and family wellness in the U.S. and abroad? Are you a leader or other professional in child welfare, behavioral healthcare, primary healthcare, or juvenile justice?
If so, you will benefit from videos, articles, training and consultation from the KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation.
Our mission is to transform the experience of childhood for all children through the advancement of health and wellness.
The KVC Institute is the part of our organization dedicated to training, consultation and research. Each of our 2,400 employees across the country is a vital part of the living, breathing KVC Institute and helps achieve our vision of dramatically improving the lives of children and families.
Learn more about the KVC Institute:
- Latest Videos
- Consulting and Training
- Research Projects
- Change in Mind: Applying Neurosciences to Revitalize Communities
- KVC’s Safe & Connected™ Model
- MyLink™ Telehealth and Distance Learning Program
- Integrating Trauma-Informed Care into Child Welfare & Related Systems
- Expertise for Right-Sizing Congregate Care
- Parenting Skills Article Series
- KVC Institute Showcases Virtual Reality to Treat Trauma, Depression and Anxiety
Made Possible by These Generous Donors
Major donors to the Building Families Campaign which created the KVC Institute include the Ball Family, Mabee Foundation, Hall Family Foundation, Sunderland Foundation, Kelly Family Foundation, Regnier Family Foundation, Dunn Family Foundation, Garmin International, Goppert Foundation, Sosland Foundation and the H&R Block Foundation.
Many businesses, families and individuals contributed, including hundreds of KVC’s own employees in Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and West Virginia. Thank you, all, for investing in the lives of children and families! View the full list of donors here.
The KVC Sims Family Center
The KVC Sims Family Center, attached to KVC Health Systems’ headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, is the hub of the KVC Institute. It is also the headquarters of KVC Kansas, our subsidiary that serves thousands of Kansas children and families with family preservation services, foster family support, adoption, in-home therapy, and outpatient behavioral healthcare.
The facility is named after B. Wayne Sims in recognition of his 35th anniversary as President and CEO of KVC. Sims’ visionary thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and strong values helped KVC grow from a small organization serving five children to an international organization touching the lives of 75,000 children and families each year.