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Foster Care in Nebraska: Realities, Challenges and Solutions

Foster Care in Nebraska

While the number of youth in Nebraska foster care may be decreasing, vital resources that help families in crisis are too. Learn what you can do to help!

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National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month is a time to recognize the role that each of us can play in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. We acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who work to strengthen families in order for children to […]

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

social work field

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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Promoting Placement Stability Training for Foster Parents

Foster Parent Training

This training is strongly recommended for all foster parents each licensure period and worth 2 CEUs. Placement Stability training teaches the importance of placement stability for foster children, the stages of disruption, and the legislative history impacting placement stability. Objectives: Define placement stability. Discuss what child welfare legislation says about placement stability. Examine the effects […]

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Resource Family Conference Registration Open & Keynote Speaker Announced

KVC Nebraska announces Rebecca Bender, nationally known speaker and expert on human trafficking, as the Resource Family Conference keynote speaker. Registration now open!

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During National Adoption Month, KVC Health Systems Facilitates Over 60 Children’s Adoptions & Highlights Waiting Children

It's National Adoption Month and these are Nebraska children searching for loving adoptive families.

There are over 123,000 children waiting for adoptive families in the U.S. This National Adoption Month, learn more about Nebraska’s foster-to-adopt process.

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We Can Safely Reduce the Number of Nebraska Children in Foster Care by Half ⁠— Here’s How

Removing children from their homes introduces new, unnecessary trauma into their lives. Read this article to learn more about how intensive in-home services help reduce the number of Nebraska children in foster care.

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KVC Nebraska Expands Foster Care Services to Scottsbluff Area

Scottsbluff Nebraska

In collaboration with the Juvenile Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation, KVC expands foster care services in Nebraska.

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ICWA/MEPA/Cultural Competency Training

Foster Parent Training

This training is required for all foster parents each licensure period and worth 2 CEUs. This class provides information regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA).  Definitions, specific guidelines, and examples are included that will allow foster parents to gain knowledge of how these Acts impact KVC’s work as […]

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Want to Foster or Adopt? Take the First Step with This Training

More than 3,000 Nebraska children and teens need foster families to open their hearts and homes. It only takes ONE caring adult to change a child’s life. How about you? One of the first and most important steps to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent is to complete TIPS-MAPP training (Trauma Informed Partnering for […]

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