Our mission is to bridge the gap between Kansas Caregivers and the Child Welfare System by creating access to resources to sustain a healthy placement.

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May is National Foster Care Awareness Month as declared by President Biden in his 2021 national proclamation:

“During this National Foster Care Month, we share our gratitude for those who support youth and families by being a resource to children in need and supporting birth parents so that they may safely reunite with their families whenever possible.”

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This Month’s Support Group

The Kansas Caregivers Support Network provides a monthly Peer to Peer Support Group conversation about a selected topic. Participants receive CEU credits.

Location: Live online via Zoom

Open to all Foster Parents, Non-Related Kinship, and Kinship Families

Information coming soon!

KCSN training series Healthy Relationships 2021

Please join us for an interactive training session! Michelle Goldston, LMSW & Nina Shaw-Woody, LMSW, Executive Director, Kansas Family Advisory Network, will guide adult participants through activities that will:

  • Enhance relationship-building conversations with youth (ages 10-19)
  • Guide youth toward better decision making
  • Prepare youth for healthy relationships

Training is offered free on a first come, first serve basis to the first 20 parents and age appropriate children. Children will be provided a $25 gift certificate for completing 15 activities. Caregivers will receive 18 hour CEU credit for class attendance.

Training Series will be held weekly for 2-hours from May 4 – June 29th

Every Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29

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Our Vision

To be recognized as the innovative, trusted and respected resource for caregivers and partners across Kansas.

Innovative. Trusted. Respected.

The Network will provide for caregivers’ needs in a variety of ways, including peer to peer support and mentoring, education and training opportunities, and information and resources to assist all caregivers in feeling equipped to handle the needs of children in care. The Network will provide for Kansas Foster, Non-Related Kinship and Kinship/Relative caregivers.

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Partner Corner

Check out highlight services offer by our partners throughout the State of Kansas.
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The Youth Employment Project provides resources to promote employment skills with teens and young adults ages 14-21. Additionally, YEP strives to provide lifelong skills and experience to further enhance future career paths. If you are interested in hearing more, visit the Youth Employment Project website.

The registration for the program is now closed.

**Due to COVID, they are unable to provide the workshops at this time, but they are working towards finding a safe and effective way to do so.

Becoming a Foster Parent

Visit FosterKSKids and review the Frequently Asked Questions and Find Your Agency sections to assist in deciding on a Child Placing Agency to help you work through the process of obtaining or continuing your foster care license.