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For Children & Teens

Caring for Kids

Caring for Kids

Caring for Kids is a seven-session, age-appropriate course for children and youth impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse or substance use disorder. 


Children growing up in alcohol or drug-affected homes have a high risk of developing a substance use disorder themselves. The Caring for Kids program helps participants regain a healthy, productive lifestyle by focusing on education, resilience, and safety.

To register for Caring for Kids, or for more information, please contact Megan Keller, Family Services,, or 816-895-8047. The cost of attendance is FREE.


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Caring for Kids Groups


Facilitated by Megan Keller, Family Services,, or 816-895-8047

For youth ages 6 to 18. 


Offering in-person/virtual/hybrid options available. Ask us about Summer Caring Camp options too! Contact us today!

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All services are available FREE or on a sliding scale fee schedule determined in accordance with federal poverty guidelines.

No one is refused services for lack of ability to pay. 

How to Care

How to Care is a four-hour, curriculum-based educational program that teaches adult caregivers (teachers, foster parents, extended family members, etc.) to better understand the dynamics of a family system impacted by substance use disorder, the lasting effects of this experience on children’s physical and emotional development, and the best approach to help them achieve their full potential. How to Care can be offered on-site, or as a web-based training for organizations. 

To register for How to Care, or for more information, please contact Megan Keller, MS, MAADC ll, Family Services Team Lead, 816-800-8047. 


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Changes to Family Services During COVID-19 


First Call is committed to providing the same quality services during the pandemic. In an effort to mitigate risk and keep our families safe, all How to Cope and Caring for Kids classes will be conducted with safety protocols in place.  

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