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Category: Family Support

COVID Vaccine Resources

COVID Vaccine Resources

The development of the COVID-19 vaccine has undoubtedly left many of use with questions. To guide and help answer those questions, we have compiled a list of credible resources to help our communities learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Social Workers Answer: Why is Social Work Essential?

Social Workers Answer: Why is Social Work Essential?

March is National Social Work Month, a time to shine a light on social workers and the incredible work that they do. From foster care case managers to intensive in-home specialists to licensing workers, they are the true unsung heroes of our organization. Rather than try and explain why social work is so important, we decided to have some of our team members explain why social workers are essential, and why they decided to take up the mantle of social work.

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From Foster Care to a Career in Foster Care: A Story of Resilience

From Foster Care to a Career in Foster Care: A Story of Resilience

Youth in foster care often hear again and again, “I don’t want you. I don’t want you. I don’t want you.” Rejection is a key component of experienced trauma. Despite the odds, some exhibit remarkable resilience. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragic threats, or significant stress. Cornerstones of Care team member Makaila's story is one of forgiveness, acceptance and extraordinary resilience.

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Learn More About... Homeroom Health

Learn More About... Homeroom Health

Homeroom Health is a pediatric health center powered by Cornerstones of Care and KC CARE Health Center. Each day, it serves infants, children, teens and young adults (birth to age 24) with or without insurance or Medicaid. This fully-integrated trauma-informed model is the first of its kind, connecting primary care, dental care,behavioral health, and social health. The specific emphasis on social health, also known as the “Social Determinants of Health” is what makes Homeroom Health unique.

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10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Anxiety

10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Anxiety

The holiday season can be stressful during a good year. Throw in a global pandemic, and things are likely to get even more tension-inducing. Mayo Clinic has identified ten ways to combat stress, avoid isolation and plan ahead as we head toward the holidays.

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