Croney & Clark, Inc. was established in 1990 by Elizabeth Croney, LCSW, and James Clark, PhD., LCSW. As Croney & Clark, the agency provided social services and behavioral healthcare to children and their families through individualized care and treatment. In 2009, Croney & Clark merged with KVC Health Systems, a national leader in child welfare and behavioral healthcare for over 45 years.
KVC Kentucky, headquartered in Lexington, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization that provides behavioral health services, foster care, family preservation and diversion, and other family-related services. Our services are in-home, strengths-based, and driven by a focus on the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of the child and family. Each year, KVC Kentucky serves more than 12,000 children and families in eight regions of the state.
KVC has a rich 15-year history of service provision in Kentucky and our work with the children and families of Kentucky is enhanced by continuous quality improvement. We value dignity, respect, honesty and integrity. We deliver our innovative and effective services in a culturally-sensitive manner, respectful of a child and family’s strengths and values.
Elizabeth Croney is the President of KVC Behavioral Health Services Kentucky. Ms. Croney began her career developing extensive experience working with alcohol abuse and mental health programs, and in 1989, she was appointed as the first director of Stoner Creek Centre, an inpatient psychiatric unit for children and adults. Ms. Croney established a private practice in Bourbon County in 1990, where she worked extensively with children and families.
In 1999, she formed Croney & Clark, Inc., a private, for-profit corporation serving three rural counties, and over a 10-year period, she developed it into an agency providing services in metropolitan Fayette County and 16 surrounding counties. Croney & Clark delivered wrap-around behavioral health and community-based services to children and families identified by the Kentucky Department of Mental Health as needing intensive services. KVC acquired Croney & Clark in 2009 and appointed her president of Kentucky operations. She became president of the KVC West Virginia subsidiary in December 2010.
In 2009, Ms. Croney was awarded Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky’s “Champion for Children” Award. She also has written and been awarded state and local contracts to deliver behavioral health and child welfare services, and she was awarded the first performance-based child welfare contract in the state.
Ms. Croney holds a bachelor’s in criminal justice from the University of South Florida and a master’s in social work from the University of Kentucky. She has published in the area of ethics and supervision and is a sought-after workshop leader, trainer and speaker in the U.S. and Canada.
Our skilled, professional Master’s level therapists and case managers are trained to treat children and adults in-home with interventions targeted at their specific needs. At the start of treatment, a clinician will make contact with the patient to do a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation in order to develop a detailed plan alongside the patient based on the patient’s individual needs. KVC professional staff are trained in a number of industry leading evidence-based practices which will structure the individualized approach given to each patient. Our evidence-based practices include:
• Parent – Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)• Child – Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE Skills)• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)• Nurturing Parenting Program• Trauma Systems Therapy (TST)
KVC team members meet regularly to assess progress, develop goals and interventions and put crucial support systems in place.
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