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Grieving Boy Finds Hope & Support for His Dreams with Help from KVC’s First Star Academy

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When Jack’s mom suddenly passed away, he entered into relative kinship foster care. As he struggled under the crushing weight of his grief, he started experiencing challenges in school. As Jack learned to cope, KVC West Virginia’s First Star Academy program stepped in to help him succeed academically and dream about his future.

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What Is Foster Care?

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What is foster care? Foster care provides a temporary arrangement for a child when they are not able to live with their biological parents. Learn more.

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5 Ways You Can Help Children in Foster Care (Without Being a Foster Parent)

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Fostering is just one of many ways to help children in crisis, so here are five other ways you can help a child in foster care.

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What’s the Main Goal of Foster Care?

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Many myths exist about the goal of foster care. Read this article to understand what the first goal is when a child enters foster care.

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Case Manager Helps Mom Safely Reunify with Baby Girl

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In this heartwarming story, see how a KVC case manager gives a struggling West Virginia mom hope and a chance to reunify with her baby girl.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Life-Changing Impact of Social Work

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Social workers help families and individuals overcome difficult situations. Read this blog for 10 unexpected things you didn’t know about social workers!

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Random Acts of Kindness Matter for Your Health

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On February 17, we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day to remind us all that being kind is simple AND impactful. In fact, it’s even contagious! Read this blog to learn how random acts of kindness not only leave you feeling happier but also impact your physical and mental health.

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Can I Be a Single Foster Parent?

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Unmarried adults can become foster parents! Read firsthand accounts from single foster parents and learn if this choice is right for you.

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KVC West Virginia Partners with WVU’s Keyser School of Nursing to Expand Future Nurses’ Understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

KVC West Virginia partners with the West Virginia University School of Nursing to incorporate new learning opportunities for student nurses. This partnership includes an innovative experience for nursing students to expand their understanding of mental health care in the community through the use of telehealth services.

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5 Things Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health

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Mental health is important at every stage of life. The early years are the best time for parents and caregivers to start building a child’s mental health.

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