Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of mental health and behavior disorders. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life.

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Nicolette Meade
KIFS Is Growing

A little more than a year ago, KIFS moved to its current location in Fort Thomas, Kentucky; a lovely historic storefront. The new office offered more space, but it has become clear more space is needed! KIFS has now taken over the upstairs office space and hopes to expand into the second half of the historic storefront.

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Nicolette Meade
Equine Therapy

According to The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International, Therapeutic Riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs.

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Nicolette Meade
KIFS Director Jessica Schneider on Cincinnati Edition

The ongoing opioid crisis has caused a dramatic increase in the number of children being removed from their homes due to one or both parents being addicted to drugs. And local agencies are struggling to find individuals and families willing to foster or adopt these children and provide them with the love, safety and stability they need.

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Nicolette Meade
Adoption & Elevating Youth Voices

Thousands of older teens in foster care are waiting for adoption across the United States. Their experience in foster care reflects great diversity, and their paths to adulthood are varied. Some find permanency through adoption or guardianship, while others age out of the system.

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Nicolette Meade
KIFS Training Fun at the Park

At regular intervals foster parents take ongoing training. The training provides useful tools and information to help them provide the best care and support for children who have experienced traumatic life experiences. At KIFS, while the parents are in class, the kids PLAY!

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Nicolette Meade