Our goal is to keep children with their own families and communities, providing wraparound services to make reunification possible. We also provide foster care, adoption, and in-home therapy.
KVC West Virginia continues to make a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of West Virginia children and families.
Spotlight on Providers
In this section, we profile KVC staff and partners who are making a difference.
Each year, we recognize one family as the KVC Resource Parents of the Year.
How To Become A Foster Parent
Each year, hundreds of local children are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other challenges. These kids and teenagers need the support of a caring foster family.
How To Become An Adoptive Parent
KVC West Virginia helps match children in foster care with loving forever families through adoption. We work exclusively with children that are placed through the Department of Health and Human Resources
Parenting and Mental Health eBooks & Videos
Find helpful guides, assessments and videos on topics like parenting, mental health, ways to help children in crisis and more.
In-Home Family Services
KVC provides two types of in-home family services: Medically-Necessary and Socially-Necessary. There is a great deal of research showing the positive impact of conducting these services in the home as opposed to an office setting. The family home is where challenges exist and where change must occur!
Medically-necessary services give children, families and adults the tools needed to maintain healthy, stable relationships. Using trauma-informed treatment approaches, KVC licensed therapists provide high-quality healthcare to individuals and families in the privacy of their own homes, at our offices or via telehealth. Services are child-centered, family-driven and strength-based. We provide Medically-Necessary services to children and adults who have Medicaid and meet APS Healthcare and Medicaid criteria for medical necessity.
KVC also uses its unique Safe and Connected™ model to develop a constructive, working relationship between the client and their therapist to improve safety outcomes. Interventions include:
- Engagement and assessment: A comprehensive assessment of client’s strengths and protective factors alongside risk factors and history of frequency, severity and duration of harm
- Seeking solutions: Working together constructively with family and community; may involve collaboration among professionals and other service providers
- Securing safety and belonging: Meaningful involvement of family members, including children and youth, and their views in assessment, planning and decision making
Our licensed therapists provide quality mental healthcare by developing trust and treating the whole person. These services are designed to help children and adults process trauma, resolve conflicts and address behavioral and mental health related issues so they can live happy and healthy lives. Therapists are trained in the evidence-based treatment approaches, including Trauma Systems Therapy.
We offer both individual and family therapy. Contact your local KVC office to check therapist availability in your area. We serve clients equally, without regard to race, color or national origin.
Clients referred to KVC for Medically-Necessary services must meet the following criteria:
- Indication of or diagnosis of having a behavioral health issue and are in need of treatment services
- Assessment for child or adult required to meet state requirements or authorize services
- Other treatment plans have been unsuccessful
- Risk to self, others or property
- Youth must also be eligible for Medicaid or Medicaid through a Managed Care Organization (i.e., Aetna or The Health Plan)
Socially-Necessary services are interventions designed to maintain or establish safety, permanency and well-being. These services aim to improve relationships and social functioning while preserving a family’s ability to stay safely together. We work with children and families in their own homes, where services are most effective and convenient.
KVC West Virginia provides in-home Socially-Necessary (ASO) Services through a partnership with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This program is funded in part under an Agreement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Referrals for Socially-Necessary services are generated through DHHR only, and clients of Child Protective Services or Youth Services are eligible to receive these services. Contact your local KVC office to make a referral.
ASO services are provided in-home and include:
- Adult Life Skills
- CAPS Services
- Home Maker
- Individualized Parenting (KVC West Virginia uses the Nurturing Parenting along with Positive Parenting with a Plan Curriculum)
- Safety Services
- Supervised Visitation I and II