Consultation & Training

KVC team members with Kansas governor Laura Kelly at our Wichita hospital.

As part of our mission to improve the lives of children, families and communities, KVC Hospitals provides a wide array of consultation and training on topics related to mental health, child and adolescent development, child and family services, self-care for family-serving professionals, and more. These partnerships guide the development of healthy systems of care through the sharing of innovation, best practices and evidence-based outcomes.

Examples of topics we often providing trainings on:

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Creating Trauma-Informed & Resilient Schools

From 2019 to 2021, we partnered with Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) to provide training to the school district’s staff on how to support students impacted by trauma. The district recognized an urgent need for trauma-informed training when an evaluation of its 22,000 students found that about 70% of them had experienced some type of traumatic event, also known as Adverse Childhood Experiences. Childhood trauma can leave lasting negative impacts on a person’s brain development, specifically affecting a child’s memory, social/emotional skills, cognition, and ability to focus. When a student’s ability to organize and process information is interfered with, it can lead to behavioral problems, poor attendance at school, increased drop-out rates, and mental and physical health issues.

Creating trauma-informed schools has helped the district’s staff recognize the signs of trauma in a child or teen’s behavior and respond to students with a trauma-informed approach. Watch this video for more information about this transformative project: