June is National Reunification Month!

June is National Reunification Month! Celebrated in June each year, National Reunification Month recognizes the people and efforts around the country that help families to stay together. We want to recognize the vital role that you, as a foster parent, play in helping to reunify, strengthen and support families. The best work is done by kinship and foster parents who also support the birth parents in achieving reunification with their child and helped a family get back on track. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of families who have overcome an array of changes to reunify safely and successfully.

Reunification Services in KY

KVC Kentucky’s Family First Preservation & Reunification Services help to strengthen families and keep children safely at home or reunify children who have been removed to residential treatment settings. Family First Preservation and Reunification Services are rooted in the value of and commitment to evidence-based prevention practices.

Our dedicated professionals utilize a range of evidence-based practices designed to meet the unique needs of the children and families we serve. Depending on these unique needs, families receive services like mental health treatment, substance use treatment, help overcoming poverty, and support creating healthy family relationships. These proven practices include Motivational Interviewing, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and HOMEBUILDERS, with the addition of High Fidelity Wraparound to our programming in 2022.

KVC provides Family Preservation and Reunification Services across the Commonwealth:

  • The Southern Bluegrass Region serves families in Fayette County, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, and Powell Counties.
  • The Northern Bluegrass Region serves families in Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Carroll, Gallatin, Owen, Grant, Pendleton, Scott, Harrison, Bourbon, and Nicholas Counties.
  • The Salt River Trail Region serves families in Woodford, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Anderson, Trimble, Bullitt, Oldham, Franklin, Nelson, Washington, Marion, Larue, Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge, and Grayson Counties.
  • The Northeastern Region serves families in Bath, Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson, Rowan, Boyd, Lawrence, Carter, Elliott, and Greenup Counties.
  • The Eastern Region serves families in Pike, Floyd, Magoffin, Martin, Johnson, Breathitt, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Knott, Perry, Owsley, and Wolfe Counties.
  • The Jefferson Region serves families in Jefferson County. (will begin service delivery in 2022)

KVC Kentucky Regions for Family Strengthening Services

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All referrals to our Family First Preservation and Reunification services are made by DCBS, and require the family to have an open case with the Cabinet for Health & Family Services. Family First Preservation and Reunification Services are a collaboration between DCBS and KVC Kentucky, made possible through state and federal funding.

American Bar Association

Reunification Month Webinar

June 7, 2023, 1:30-2:45 PM

What Child Welfare Agencies Can Do to Support Reunification: Parent Partnerships and Reunification Practices

The relationship between resource/foster caregivers and parents whose children are in foster care can be one of the most impactful connections to supporting reunification. Resource caregivers play a critical role in supporting family time and maintaining children’s connections to family. What is the role of Child Welfare agencies in supporting this connection? Please join us as we explore this role and offer concrete ways Child Welfare agencies can be a partner in supporting reunification through this relationship and other practices.

Oregon Department of Human Services and Georgia Department of Human Services will offer tips not only from the agency’s perspective but also from the perspective of parents and resource caregivers in partnership with Rise, a parent-led NYC-based advocacy organization. Participants will hear personal perspectives from parents who have been impacted by the child welfare system and will leave with practical tips for how agencies can support families in achieving reunification from the moment a child is placed into care.

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About Us

Kentucky's Just in Time Training is a web based service program designed to connect foster parents, kinship or other caregivers with training, peer experts and other resources. Questions are answered and practical solutions to care for children are discussed - all from the comfort of your home or office.


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