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November 2018

Want to Foster or Adopt? Take the First Step with this 5-Week Training Class – Leavenworth

November 8 - November 29
KVC Leavenworth, 225 Cherokee Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048 United States
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One of the first and most important steps to becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent is to complete TIPS-MAPP classes (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting). These classes are designed to prepare you to care for a child who may have experienced trauma and to provide you with many other supportive skills in your journey as a foster or adoptive parent. Beginning October 23rd, we will be starting a 5-week training…

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Want to Foster or Adopt? Take the First Step with TIPPS-MAPP Training – Topeka

November 13 - December 18
KVC Topeka, 235 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603 United States
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One of the first and most important steps to becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent is to complete TIPS-MAPP classes (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence - Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting). These classes are designed to prepare you to care for a child who may have experienced trauma and to provide you with many other supportive skills in your journey as a foster or adoptive parent. This is a 10-week course, and KVC Kansas offers the…

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Teen Connect

November 13 - November 20
KVC Kansas City, 1211 N. 8th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101 United States
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Tara Davis and Kellie Hans-Reid are offering a 10 week attachment-based group for birth parents of preteens and teens called TEEN CONNECT Teen Connect is an evidence-based group program for birth parents or caregivers who would like to find ways to improve their relationships with their preteens and teens.  Adolescence can be a stressful time as youth strive for greater independence and yet still need the support and guidance of their parents. Building or rebuilding stronger connections with their teens helps…

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Foster Parent Advisory Board Meetings – Topeka

November 15, 2018 - February 21, 2019
KVC Topeka, 235 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603 United States
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The Foster Parent Advisory Board members serve as leaders of the greater foster parent population. All KVC foster parents are welcome to join the Foster Parent Advisory Board. Meetings will be held in the KVC Topeka office on the 3rd Thursday of each month. All meetings held from 6pm - 8pm. Upcoming meetings: November 15th January 17th February 21st

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Want to Foster or Adopt? Take the First Step with These Weekend Training Classes – Ottawa

November 17 - November 18
KVC Ottawa, 416 South Main Street
Ottawa, KS 66067 United States
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One of the first and most important steps to becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent is to complete TIPS-MAPP classes (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting). These classes are designed to prepare you to care for a child who may have experienced trauma and to provide you with many other supportive skills in your journey as a foster or adoptive parent. This course can now be attended and completed in two…

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Volunteer Opportunity – Provide Childcare

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KVC Olathe, 21344 West 153rd Street
Olathe, KS 66061 United States
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Watch after children while their parents attend a foster parent meeting and training class. Contact the organizer for more details.

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Volunteer Opportunity – Provide Childcare During the Foster Parent Advisory Board Meeting

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
KVC Olathe, 21344 West 153rd Street
Olathe, KS 66061 United States
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Hang out with kids while parents attend a meeting and training. Contact the organizer for more details.

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2018 Resource Family Conference

November 30 - December 1
Marriott Overland Park, KS, 10800 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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KVC’s Annual Resource Family Conference is a wonderful training opportunity for licensed KVC foster families. Resource families (also known as foster or adoptive caregivers) will learn a range of new topics that will improve their parenting skills. During this time, children will enjoy tons of fun and games! Click Here to Register!   This year’s keynote speaker will be musician and activist Diego Fuller, who is dedicated to empowering local churches to get involved in the child welfare system. Visit IAmDiego.org to learn…

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December 2018

Want to Help Children & Teens in Need? Here’s a Great Opportunity

December 1
Marriott Overland Park, KS, 10800 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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KVC hosts a Family Resource Conference for foster parents and needs your help! While parents are in valuable training, KVC volunteers will spend the day doing fun activities with children and teens in foster care.

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January 2019

Foster Parent Face to Face Trainings – Topeka

January 21, 2019 - February 18, 2019
KVC Topeka, 235 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603 United States
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Foster Parent Face to Face Trainings will be offered in the Topeka office on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6-8 pm. Upcoming dates: January 21st February 18th

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