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KVC Missouri is a nonprofit child placing and behavioral health agency with a long legacy of compassionately serving children and families. It includes KVC Niles in Kansas City which offers day treatment (K-12 school) and psychiatric residential treatment, as well as treatment foster care, foster parent training and other community-based services for families.
At KVC, we want every child and adult to be safe & connected to a strong family and a healthy community. We’re proud to be a leader in innovative, effective and compassionate care.
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Psychiatric Residential Treatment
KVC Niles is taking many precautions to keep our clients and employees healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to learn about the preventative measures we have implemented.
During psychiatric residential treatment, youth receive intensive clinical services in a home-like environment with 24-hour supervision and support from our trained clinicians and staff. Youth learn emotion regulation and coping skills and practice the skills they are learning while enjoying fun and educational community outings. Some youth attend Niles Prep, our K-12 private school approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, while others may attend school in the community.
Our primary goal is to help each child safely transition back to their community with improved emotion regulation and cognitive processing skills.
View our Admissions Handbook to learn more about the admissions process and our treatment programs.
If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health or would like to make a client referral to KVC Niles:
Residential Treatment Includes:
- Full medical, clinical and nursing assessments
- Intensive psychiatric care and medication management
- Individual, family and group therapy sessions
- Case coordination
- Innovative treatment and education to teach youth about their brains and how to regulate their emotions
- Approved alternative education for grades K-12. Children are able to receive credits, educational testing, and IEP services.
Our sister organization, Camber Children’s Mental Health, also operates psychiatric residential treatment centers in Kansas City, KS and Hays, KS.
What to Expect During Admission:
When a client or family arrives for admission, a nurse or other healthcare professional will meet them in our lobby and escort them to one of our visiting rooms. In this room, KVC will:
- Ask parents/guardians to complete the admission paperwork, providing consent and contact information
- Provide education about the treatment program and our highly-trained staff
- Assign the client a bedroom
- Integrate the client into therapeutic activities as soon as possible
We know that sometimes it can be difficult for parents/guardians to be onsite with their child due to different life circumstances. When that is the case, as long as the parents/guardians send us the completed consent paperwork we can complete the admission process over the phone.
What to Expect at Discharge
To help ensure continued success, our treatment team works with each child’s parents/guardians to create an aftercare plan and coordinate follow-up care in their home community. We believe that follow up services are essential to a child’s sustained progress, and when possible, we will help schedule these appointments.
Aftercare services might include individual therapy, family therapy/education, specialized educational services, medication management, psychosocial/supportive groups, substance use treatment, attendant care and/or case management services.
For questions about our residential treatment program, contact Associate Director of Program Services, Ed Stewart, at firstname.lastname@example.org.