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October 2018

Foster Parent Advisory Board Meetings – Topeka

October 18, 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: October 18th November 15th January 17th February 21st

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Trunk or Treat – KVC Parsons

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
KVC Parsons, 2410 W. Main
Parsons, KS 67357 United States
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Looking for Halloween plans with the little ones?  Join the KVC Parsons office for a Trunk or Treat!  Come dressed up in your Halloween costumes and collect candy in our parking lot on October 18th from 6pm to 8pm!

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Kid’s Closet Clean Up – Lawrence

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KVC Lawrence, 2110-a Delaware Street
Lawrence, KS 66046 United States
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Help sort donations for kids in foster care at our KVC Lawrence office. 4 Hours. Contact the organizer below for more details.

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Build MAPP Books – Olathe

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
KVC Olathe, 21344 West 153rd Street
Olathe, KS 66061 United States
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Help prepare foster parents by building books vital to trainings in the Olathe office. 3 Hours—Limited Availability, Register soon!

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Volunteer at the NASCAR Foundation Fundraiser to Benefit KVC Kansas!

October 20 - October 21
Kansas Speedway, 400 Speedway Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66111 United States
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This is a partnered event with the NASCAR Foundation to fund raise for KVC. You will be asking fans in the vendor display area if they would like to make a $5 donation to The NASCAR Foundation in exchange for a NASCAR Foundation wrist band and collectors pin. This is a fun experience where you will get to talk with lots of people and let your personality shine for the benefit of children!

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

October 22 @ 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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Want to Foster or Adopt? Take the First Step with TIPPS-MAPP Training – Topeka

October 23 - 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

October 23 - 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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Want to Foster or Adopt? Take the First Step with this 5-Week Training Class – Leavenworth

October 23 - December 4
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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Parent Workgroup

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
KVC Ottawa, 416 South Main Street
Ottawa, KS 66067 United States
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This workgroup is designed to empower and give support and guidance to parents whose children have entered foster care. Led by parents who have reunited with their children after foster care, this is a great resource for parents who are working towards reunification. This workgroup meets the last Friday  of every other month from 11am to 2pm.  Contact the organizer for more details.

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