Training and Support

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KVC provides an unparalleled level of training and support to foster families. We will equip you to provide the best care for a child in need to ensure the best possible nebraska foster careexperience and long-term outcome for that child.

Before and after a child is placed in your home, KVC gives your family the tools and training needed to ease into the transition, ensure a positive stay, and help the child adjust to life changes. Pre-Service and continuous training is provided to make sure you have the skills necessary to meet the child’s needs.

Throughout your foster parent experience, we provide in-home therapeutic and case management support services. Our Foster Care Clinician Specialists work hand in hand with you and other important people in the child’s life to create an individualized plan with the goal of increasing the child’s well being and help them during difficult transitions.

Support for Foster Families includes:

  • 24 hour access to In-Home Therapeutic and Case Management Services
  • Unparalleled pre-service and continuing education
  • Support groups
  • Respite Services
  • Parents night out!
  • Organized Foster Parent and Children Activities and Events
  • Annual Foster Care Conference
  • Financial compensation for children in your care

KVC Kentucky provides basic foster care as well as these specialized foster care services:

Therapeutic Foster Care – Foster parents provide services to children that have been abused, neglected or have experienced serious traumatic events. These children often have difficulty regulating their emotions and may present challenging behaviors. These children have often had multiple placements and need extra support in making a successful transition to foster care and ultimately a transition into a permanent placement. .

Respite Care– These foster parents serve children who are currently placed in another KVC foster home but need a temporary placement. This service is designed for foster parents to help each other when circumstances in their home temporarily make it difficult to give the child the care that they need.

We understand that the decision to foster a child is complex and important so we work with our Foster Parents at a pace they are comfortable with. KVC KY provides individual consultations in your home or at our offices to provide support in helping you decide if Foster Care is a good fit for you and your family. Together, we carefully identify your strengths and needs and place children in your home collaboratively to ensure the best chance of success.  Ready to learn more? Click here to request more information.

KVC serves its families equally, without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.

Click here to view our KVC Kentucky Foster Care Brochure.


Still determining if foster parenting is right for you? Check out these free resources to help you decide: