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When encountering a life, there is a chance to connect with another piece of the world. With that exchange of power and love in mind, KidsTLC has opened the doors to spaces that put this part of life first. As an individual who has spent most of her life moving from one place to the… Read More »

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Kids TLC Holiday Giving logo: a special collaboration with Town Center Plaza

As seen in IN Kansas City Magazine | November, 2020 When KidsTLC’s Holiday Giving Program launched over a decade ago, no one at the organization had any idea it would become such an annual outpouring of love. “It really started with the idea that we had kids who wouldn’t be able to go home for Christmas,” says… Read More »

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By: Dan Lash, LCMFT | KidsTLC Director of Clinical Compliance The annual transition from summer to school is an understandably difficult time of year for most families, and then came 2020. With all the predictability of a mid-flight bout of turbulence that knocks your drink over onto you, the person hanging over the edge of… Read More »

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school anxiety

We understand families, students, teachers, administrators—probably the entire community—are feeling some level of anxiety regarding the upcoming school year. KidsTLC’s Rebecca Kline Toy and Dr. John Laffoon sat down to discuss the mental health aspect and anxiety surrounding the decisions we’re all making and facing. Watch this clip below, then visit our website for the… Read More »

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teens physical distancing

Yes, social distancing can be a problem for kids. But maybe not how you think. Messaging matters. And social distancing is a significant messaging challenge. Health professionals and advocates, including our infectious disease specialists, have been fighting a tough battle with the term “social distancing” since early in the onset of this pandemic. We understand… Read More »

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In the midst of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, KidsTLC remains committed to ensuring the children and families we serve continue to stay safe while receiving the most high-quality, innovative care. We have swiftly made some unprecedented adjustments in the manner in which we are delivering services, including telehealth and in-home visits, to make… Read More »

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For more than 20 years, I have had the privilege of working in residential treatment settings with some of the most courageous children and adolescents in the Midwest, including those living at KidsTLC. As a recreation therapist for children who have experienced trauma, I have often been considered the “fun staff” as I partner with… Read More »

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I know what many people picture when they think of the kids on our campus. They see THOSE KIDS – kids who are struggling, who have traumatic histories, who are fighting mental illness, and who exhibit disruptive and dysregulated behaviors…sometimes on a daily basis. This is part of who our kids are, but it is… Read More »