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How Many Children Are in Foster Care in West Virginia?

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With nearly 6,000 youth in foster care in West Virginia, the need for foster parents is greater than ever. Find out how you can help.

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How One Young Girl’s Dream Led Her Family to Become Foster Parents

One family's journey of becoming foster parents in West Virginia

Alyssa’s wish for a sister inspired her parents to become foster parents with KVC West Virginia. Discover how foster care changed her family’s life and how you can make a difference, too.

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Foster Care and Mental Healthcare Leader KVC West Virginia Welcomes New President

Erin Keltner Named KVC West Virginia President

The KVC West Virginia Board of Directors names Erin Keltner President of KVC West Virginia, effective July 1, 2024. Keltner has been with KVC for nearly 20 years. In addition, current President Brent Lemon will become Executive Vice President.

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Middle College at Fairmont State University: Driving Success for Youth in West Virginia Foster Care

Middle College at Fairmont State University is an exciting opportunity for teens in West Virginia foster care aged 16 and older to get a jumpstart on college — and experience freedom and stability unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Get the answers to many Middle College at Fairmont State University questions in this article.

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How to Talk to Children About Mental Health Therapy

child mental health therapy in West Virginia

Guiding your child to therapy? Get expert tips on starting the conversation positively and setting them up for success.

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KVC West Virginia and Fairmont State University Create Innovative Pathway to College for Youth in Foster Care

KVC West Virginia partners with Fairmont State University to create Middle College

KVC West Virginia and Fairmont State University announce their partnership in creating Middle College at Fairmont State University. This innovative program empowers youth aged 16 and older who have experienced foster care and is the only program of its kind in the nation.

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Understanding ADHD in Children and Young Adults

ADHD is one of the most common behavioral health conditions children and adults experience

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions in children and teens. Learn more about it may be treated in different age groups and why it’s underdiagnosed in girls.

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Teen Boy Finds Second Family Through KVC’s First Star Academy

Before enrolling in KVC’s First Star Academy, Daren was shy and struggling in foster care after experiencing trauma and an unsupportive biological family. Through unwavering support from his foster mom and KVC professionals, coupled with meaningful connections with peers who understood his experiences, Daren found success, a sense of belonging and a second family.

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Feeling SAD? How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a mental health condition characterized by the onset of depressive symptoms during specific times of the year. Learn more and see your treatment options in this article.

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Where Foster Parents Can Find Resources and Support in West Virginia

Explore valuable foster parent resources in West Virginia, where the need for loving caregivers and homes continues to grow. Learn about foster care, how to become a foster parent, why KVC is the right agency for you, self-care tips and more.

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