From its conception in 2007, Kansas Family Advisory Network continues to incorporate the six guiding principles from the Family Centered Systems of Care into every service KFAN’s offers. These guiding principles are;
To provide Support, Education, Advocacy and Training opportunities to at risk families interacting with the child welfare system.
To provide Support, Education, Advocacy and Training opportunities to and all families involved in or not involved in the child welfare.
To establish, engage, support, sustain and include the family voice and family involvement in child welfare.
To provide families who are seeking assistance and/or desire to improve their family well-being through prevention services.
To seek out opportunities to collaborate and partner with child welfare practitioners and community partners who aspire to positively improve the lives of the families in their communities.
To incorporate the six guiding principles from the Family Centered System of Care which are; Youth and Family Involvement, Individualized Strengths Based Care, Cultural Competece, Community Based Services, and Accountability into every service KFAN offers.
To promote opportunities of engagement, support, collaboration and partnerships among birth parents and other caregivers and resources, including, but not limited to foster parents, adoptive parents, relatives/kin, child welfare services, social service practitioners, law enforcement, court services, policy makers, and society at large.
To provide resources to families that encompasses the whole person - Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually; including the opportunity to speak to a Chaplain