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National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month! Foster care is a safe place that gives a child and their birth family an opportunity to resolve conflicts or disruptions and learn healthy skills so […]

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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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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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What Is Kinship Care?

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“Kinship caregivers give a hopeless child, hope.” Kinship care is a placement option in which relatives or close family connections care for a child who is in foster care.

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What Every Parent or Caregiver Needs to Know About Teenage Brain Development

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The teen years are a unique time of brain development. In this article, parents will discover how to better understand their teen and promote healthy behavior.

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The Truth About Foster Care: Dispelling Myths and Rumors

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Foster care is a complex system abundant with truths and misconceptions. Explore some common foster care myths and find the truth here.

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West Virginia Couple Adopts Miracle Child From Foster Care

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The Sweeneys didn’t expect adoption from foster care to be the way they became parents. But one December night changed everything. Read the story of their Miracle.

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KVC West Virginia Announces Martinsburg Office Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Event 

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KVC West Virginia will celebrate the opening of its new Martinsburg office on July 15, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 3.pm. Get event details here.

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What’s the Connection Between Child Abuse and Depression?

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Child abuse threatens at least 1 in 7 children in the United States every year, and the victims are not only in pain as the abuse is occurring but also long after with lasting psychological impacts. Learn more about the connection between child abuse and depression.

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4 Ways Foster Parents Can Support Children in Foster Care Through the Holidays

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Children in foster care may need extra support around the holidays. In this blog, read four ways you can encourage kids in your care. 

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