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 offers. These guiding principles are:
Youth and Family
What You Should Know About KFAN!
Kansas Family Advisory Network's mission is to promote restoration of families through Support, Education, Advocacy and Trainings.
Kansas Family Advisory Network is to be a statewide network of family advocates who partner and engage with families across state systems.
Kansas Family Advisory Network's purpose is to initiate positive change in the lives of families, community partners and stakeholders through efforts based upon
understanding, compassion and love.
We believe every family deserves the chance to be empowered with the knowledge & tools they need to advocate for their family. We believe that birth
& kinship families have rights & should have the ability to advocate & exercise their rights.
To provide Support, Education, Advocacy and Training opportunities to to at risk families interacting with the child welfare system.
To provide Support, Education, Advocacy and Training opportunities to all families involved or not involved in the child welfare system.
To provide Support, Education, Advocacy and Training opportunities for kinship caregivers raising other relatives' children.
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's 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 families in the community.
To incorporate the six guiding principles from the Family Centered Systems of Care (Youth and Family Involvement, Individualized Strength-based Care, Cultural Competence, Interagency
Collaboration, Community Based Services and Accountability).
To promote opportunities of engagement, support, collaborations 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 encompass the whole person—Mentally, emotionally and spiritually
including the opportunity to speak to a chaplain.