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The Children's Place logo

Kansas City's specialized trauma treatment center serving the mental health needs of young children since 1978.

Addressing Community Violence

Our entire community’s sense of safety was violated this week. For some of us, our physical safety was violated. For all of us, our emotional safety has been disrupted. The Children’s Place is here to support young children through traumatic events. Learn more about addressing scary events with your child here:

Our Core Programs

Assessments & Screenings

Counseling Center

Family Support

Day Treatment

Mission

The Children’s Place: where children and families heal from life’s deepest hurts.

Vision

Childhood restored. We tirelessly pursue, find and celebrate healing for young children in our community who have faced trauma, enabling children to lead happy, healthy, hopeful lives.
Childrens Place building
Rudy Bear

Meet Rudy Bear

This friendly face greets all who arrive at The Children’s Place. Warm, welcoming and playful, Rudy Bear shows children this is a Place for them. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Children’s Place celebrates people from every color, race, ethnicity, place of origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, socio-economic status, family structure, and those with differences in ability.

The Children's Place entrance
84 %
of families reported in our 2023 caregiver survey that they would recommend The Children's Place
4 k +
children and families served since 1978
364
children and families served in 2023
15034
bus trips to transport children to Day Treatment in 2023

Become a Healing Hero

Make a difference in the lives of children and families throughout the year when you become a Healing Hero, one of our monthly donors. Even a few dollars a month adds up to a huge impact!

Fun on the playground

Party for The Place: Bloom

Join us amidst the blooms as we step into a floral paradise at Party for The Place: Bloom, taking place Saturday, April 13, 2024. 

Latest Post

Helping Children Through Scary Times

Helping Young Children Process Traumatic Events Our entire community’s sense of safety has been violated. For some of us, our physical safety was violated. For all of us, our emotional safety has been disrupted. We encourage both grownups and children to pause. Take a deep breath. It’s important for adults to take care of themselves and address their own big feelings before caring for the young children in their lives.

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Latest Post

Helping Children Through Scary Times

Helping Young Children Process Traumatic Events Our entire community’s sense of safety has been violated. For some of us, our physical safety was violated. For all of us, our emotional safety has been disrupted. We encourage both grownups and children to pause. Take a deep breath. It’s important

Read More »