Thanks to Cerner Charitable Foundation, early care centers partnering with KC Healthy Kids for trauma-informed training will receive Care Kits. The kits provide families facing difficult times with age appropriate personal items for their children.
Our case worker, Luis Colón, recently visited Cotton Candy Daycare to drop off the kits, which include onesies, handmade blankets, bottles and binkies, which can play a key role in helping children have a sense of security and comfort.
“We are thankful to be able to share Cerner’s Care Kits and are happy to be a part of their work,” said Danielle Robbins-Gregory. “This is another way to help the families at our partnering centers feel cared for.”
The early care centers have received trauma-informed care training through several grants secured by KC Healthy Kids. The training gives staff the opportunity to support children by emphasizing trauma-sensitive principles including safety, trust, collaboration and empowerment, ultimately helping kids develop healthy relationships.
The Cerner Charitable Foundation focuses on three key areas: health, home and heroes, to help build a healthier tomorrow and stronger communities.
At KC Healthy Kids, we partner with Cerner because their core competency of health aligns with our programming. Currently we have received a total of 300 care kits to disperse to early care centers over the next 6 months.