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.

Stay Informed: News Highlights

We have an upcoming training!

Registration is free for the monthly discussion topics from The Kinship Parenting Toolbox book. Each month we will discuss a topic from the book and ways the information can be utilized for the kinship caregivers.

Participants do NOT have to read the book – topics discussed will be based on ideas presented. Each participant will receive a copy of the book to use as a tool, but no reading is required.

When: The Second Tuesday of Every Month at 11 am – 12 pm

A certificate of participation will be provided for participants after each meeting.

For April we are offering 2 different times to attend, please choose from April 13th or April 15th.

April 13th 11a-12p
April 15th 6p-7p
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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.

How to Transition Children Out of School to Summer Activities with Reduced Resources with Michelle Goldston, LMSW

Tuesday, April 27th 12p.m.-1p.m.

Location: Live online via Zoom

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

register for April 27th

KCSN 1st Annual Conference has concluded!

The Kansas Caregivers Support Network hosted their 1st Annual Conference on February 23 – March 19, 2021 and it has concluded. Thank you for attending!

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.

We Value

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.

Register to participate in the program. Once you register you will receive benefits such as the YEP Newsletter and notifications about job fairs and workshops. The Essential Skills workshop which is required when you register covers how to obtain and retain employment. All participants receive an Essential Skills Certificate, which is recognized by YEP partner employers, giving them priority over other applicants.

**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.