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What is Kinship Care?

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“Kinship care can be more like building a family forest than a family tree.” In kinship foster care, relatives or non-related kin such as teachers or neighbors care for kids rather than traditional foster families.

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Building Healthy Families with KVC Kansas’ Strengthening Families Program

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Discover KVC Kansas’ Strengthening Families Program – a 14-week transformative education and skill-building class that empowers families to overcome challenges, improve communication, and build strong bonds.

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From Foster Care to Fatherhood: Ray’s Journey to Becoming a Successful Family Man and Youth Mentor [VIDEO]

As a child, Ray experienced abuse and neglect. In this blog, he shares his story of foster care, resilience, and how he’s now transforming the lives of children just like him.

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Pride in Caregiving: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Foster Parents & Their Impact

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Every person deserves compassion, love and to be accepted as who they truly are. KVC celebrates LGBTQIA+ foster parents and their positive impact. Learn how their support can change a child’s life and how you can, too.

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How to Talk to Children About Mental Health and Suicide

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Some children may struggle to talk about their emotions and mental health. That’s why parents need to start the conversation. In this blog, learn how to talk your kids about mental health and suicide.

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Inspiring Success Story: Robin was Once a Girl in Foster Care, Now She’s a Registered Nurse [VIDEO]

Read how Robin took control of her destiny, choosing to defy the statistics about children in foster care rather than be defined by them.

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Hair Care and Caregiving: Celebrating Textured Hair

Proper hair care allows children to feel loved and celebrated. Learn the importance of textured hair care, and get tips and resources.

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Experience a Day in the Life of KVC Social Workers

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Social workers make a powerful impact in their communities. Spend a day with 3 KVC social workers and 1 administrative professional to see what a KVC career could bring you.

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Black Foster Families Share Their Inspiring Passion for Changing Children’s Lives

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Black foster parents and caregivers of color can often better understand Black children’s struggles, triumphs and experiences. See the inspiring passion two Black foster families have for helping youth in foster care.

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The Importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

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The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) ensures indigenous children and families have every opportunity to stay safely together and connected to their tribal community.

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