Sharing a Difference Radio Interview with Life 88.5

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Mental health is health! KidsTLC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. GeorgeThompson MD, sat down with MindyHart of Life 88.5 to discuss a little about our agency and DDP as it relates to helping KidsTLC transform lives. The radio show, Life Changers, airs Sunday mornings and we were thrilled to be featured in a segment in May…. Read more »

By The Numbers

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In Kansas City magazine check in with Dr. Erin Dugan, KidsTLC President & CEO, to capture some interesting stats about our agency! Read the details and see if anything surprises you!

Rep. Davids Visits Campus

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As Mental Health Month is wrapping up, Representative Sharice Davids took time to tour campus and have important conversations regarding children and families in our community. Read the article seen in the Kansas City Star here:

1st in World for DDP…

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(Olathe, Kansas) – Kansas-based mental and behavioral health provider KidsTLC has just been announced as the very first Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Practice and Parenting (DDP)-certified residential treatment facility in the world. KidsTLC is also the only organization in the United States to earn this certification. Leadership at KidsTLC began DDP training nine years ago and… Read more »

KidsTLC Featured on KC Live

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What’s sprouting at the Trellis Center at KidsTLC? Kansas City Live invited Erin Dugan and Molly Pomeroy to share about our agency and upcoming events during #Autism Awareness Month, including Camp Trellis! Crystle Lampitt and Kelly Nyberg TV are pros at making their guests feel welcome and kept the segment meaning-filled! Watch for more updates on summer opportunities or visit for… Read more »

Catch the Inside Scoop!

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We’ve given our autism program a new name and logo! The Trellis Center at KidsTLC provides integrative autism services through the most collaborative, innovative and comprehensive curriculum in the Midwest! We round out our ABA, SLP, OT, RT services with exciting camps, peer-incorporated social sessions and parent training classes (coming soon)! Check out the heartwarming… Read more »

Therapists Complete EMDR Training

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Not only is KidsTLC becoming internationally known as a DDP provider, but we also utilize a variety of therapies in the treatment of traumatic experiences and mental health. Six of our outstanding therapists recently completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) training to better understand and help children in our care. EMDR is a therapy… Read more »

Award for Excellence in Community Service!

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Project HOME and Impact Olathe, along with their partners, received the 2018 Excellence in Community Service Award from United Community Services of Johnson County! KidsTLC is proud to be one of the partners who support students and families who have struggled with economic stability and have been forced to navigate challenging circumstances. Kelsey Gertsema and Elizabeth Hall of KidsTLC spent time in 2018 building relationships… Read more »

Professional Certification for Staff

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National Residential Child & Youth Care Professional Certification: Hard work, dedication and a few good laughs have paid off for 14 of KidsTLC’s current PRTF staff, as they recently received their Residential Child and Youth Care Professional Certification. This national certification is from the University of Oklahoma, in conjunction with the National Resource Center for… Read more »

KMBC Features DDP at KidsTLC

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Families from Kansas, and all across the country. are finding hope and healing at KidsTLC, thanks in part to the use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). KMBC’s Rob Hughes recently visited our campus and sat down with a family to discuss how their lives have been changed. Click here to see the news feature from… Read more »

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