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June 2022

Elevated B Training (9 Hours)

June 25 - June 26
Online

Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 Time TBD - Virtual Building on the training received in the Elevated A series, this training will focus on specific elements required to care for youth with Elevated needs.  Topics will include De-Escalation Strategies, Crisis Management, Suicide and Self-Harm, and Family Impact.  Participants are required to have completed the Elevated A training prior to the start of this course.  A virtual link will be provided closer to class start.   NOTE:  These trainings are currently offered to…

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Elevated A (18 hours) – Virtual

June 25 - July 16
Online

June 25 (Saturday) - 9am-3pm July 9 (Saturday) - 9am-3pm July 16th (Saturday) - 9am-3pm This class is required for Missouri foster parents to provide care for children with elevated needs and qualify for the Elevated A reimbursement rate.  It is also open to families that are interested in taking children with elevated needs or who are having a tough time with behaviors with current placements. In this class, families will learn how to better support children with elevated needs. Topics will…

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July 2022

Strong and Connected Program | July 7 – October 13 (Thursday nights)

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - October 13 @ 8:00 pm
KVC Niles, 1911 E 23rd St
Kansas City, MO 64127 United States
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What is Strong and Connected? It is a skills-building program offered for free to children and families in Jackson County. All families go through tough times. Sometimes families face challenges that are too difficult to overcome without the support of a caring community. The Strong and Connected Program provides a path toward hope and healing for families. Strong and Connected is a nationally and internationally recognized evidence-based program. Who can participate? Youth 6-18 years and their families. Right now, we…

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Strong and Connected Program | July 12 – October 11 (Tuesday nights)

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - October 11 @ 8:00 pm
KVC Niles, 1911 E 23rd St
Kansas City, MO 64127 United States
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What is Strong and Connected? It is a skills-building program offered for free to children and families in Jackson County. All families go through tough times. Sometimes families face challenges that are too difficult to overcome without the support of a caring community. The Strong and Connected Program provides a path toward hope and healing for families. Strong and Connected is a nationally and internationally recognized evidence-based program. Who can participate? Youth 6-18 years and their families. Right now, we…

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Elevated A (18 hours) – Virtual

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Online

July 13th, August 20th, August 27th 9:00am-3:00pm (Saturdays) - Virtual This class is required for Missouri foster parents to provide care for children with elevated needs and qualify for the Elevated A reimbursement rate.  It is also open to families that are interested in taking children with elevated needs or who are having a hard time with behaviors with current placements. In this class, families will learn how to better support children with elevated needs.  Topics will include, but not be…

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Want to Foster? Get Started with This Free Class! | STRONG for Southwest MO Families

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online

July 18th, July 25th, August 1st, August 8th, August 15th, August 22nd, August 29th- 6:30pm-9:30pm (Mondays) - Virtual The need for safe, loving foster homes is at an all-time high. As a result, we’re excited to present the option to begin your journey to becoming a foster parent from the comfort of your own home. This FREE training course will provide you with all the trauma-informed information and education required from the State of Missouri to become a licensed foster…

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Spaulding Adoption Pre-Service Class (12 Hours)

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online

July 19th. July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th   6:30pm-9:30pm (Tuesdays) - Virtual This class is required in Missouri prior to a family becoming an adoptive resource for a child.  During this class, participants will dive deeper into the special needs and challenges of children and adoptive families.  Participants will also learn strategies for managing these challenges and ways to seek support.  A virtual link will be provided closer to class start.  NOTE:  These trainings are currently offered to families specifically sponsored…

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Elevated A Training (18 hours) – Virtual

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd, August 30th 6:00pm-9:00pm (Tuesdays) - Virtual This class is required for Missouri foster parents to provide care for children with elevated needs and qualify for the Elevated A reimbursement rate.  It is also open to families that are interested in taking children with elevated needs or who are having a hard time with behaviors with current placements. In this class, families will learn how to better support children with elevated needs. …

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September 2022

Elevated B (9 Hours)

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

September 9th 6:00pm-9:00pm (Friday)  September 10th 9:00am-3:00pm - Virtual Building on the training received in the Elevated A series, this training will focus on specific elements required to care for youth with Elevated needs.  Topics will include De-Escalation Strategies, Crisis Management, Suicide and Self-Harm, and Family Impact.  Participants are required to have completed the Elevated A training prior to the start of this course.  A virtual link will be provided closer to class start.  NOTE:  These trainings are currently offered to families specifically…

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Spaulding Adoption Pre-Service Class (12 Hours)

September 12 - September 13
Online

September 12th, 19th, 26th, October 3rd  6:30pm-9:30pm (Mondays) - Virtual This class is required in Missouri prior to a family becoming an adoptive resource for a child.  During this class, participants will dive deeper into the special needs and challenges of children and adoptive families.  Participants will also learn strategies for managing these challenges and ways to seek support.  A virtual link will be provided closer to class start.  NOTE:  These trainings are currently offered to families specifically sponsored by KVC…

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Want to Foster? Get Started with This Free Class! | STRONG for Southwest MO Families

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

September 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th 6:30pm-9:30pm (Tuesdays) - Virtual with In Person Post Training Meeting somewhere in the 30th circuit (TBD) This is a required training for Missouri families to become foster parents. In the first class, families will receive respite provider training. Licensing workers that have families interested in becoming foster parents, please reach out to Amanda Everson (aeverson@kvc.org) regarding this upcoming opportunity. Note: Families in the Kansas City metro are required to take…

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