About KVC Kansas

KVC Kansas (KVC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.) represents one of the strongest and broadest child welfare and behavioral healthcare continuums in the nation. We are responsible for the care of all children served by the Kansas Department for Children and Families’ Kansas City Metro and Eastern Regions, which includes 30 counties and more than half of all children in the child welfare system (3,000+).

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KVC provides ongoing case management, therapy, family education and support, transportation and aftercare services, impacting thousands of children and family members each day. Staff members use evidence-based practices such as Trauma Systems Therapy (TST). KVC believes that children can’t wait, and has helped Kansas achieve national leadership in child welfare standards set by the federal Children and Family Service review; outcomes that ensure child safety, permanency and wellbeing.

KVC is accredited by The Joint Commission and was also recognized by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a best-practice provider in children and family services; one of only four in the nation. KVC provided care and support for 3,100 children in the Kansas contract region. Since 2005, KVC has matched over 2,200 children from foster care with forever families, through adoption.

KVC believes that children grow best in families. KVC sponsors resource families across Kansas, providing supported placement options for children in foster care. Family Service Coordinators provide service to resource families that includes 24/7 crisis support, continuing education programs, mentoring coordination, support groups and educational publications and forums. KVC raises funds privately to underwrite an annual weekend conference where approximately 1,000 resource parents, children and volunteers come together to gain education and inspiration from national presenters and experts, network with each other, and enjoy family activities.

Mission

KVC enriches and enhances the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral health care, social services and education.

Vision

Providing leadership in behavioral healthcare, social services and professional education through the provision of service delivery models with proven quality and fiscal accountability.

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