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 Involvement
  • Individualized Strength-based Care
  • Cultural Competence
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Community Based Services
  • Accountability

But today we are so much more!

          What You Should Know About          The Ministry of KFAN!

Our Mission

Kansas Family Advisory Network's mission is to promote the restoration of children, caregivers, and families through Support, Education, Advocacy,  Trainings, and Spiritual services with compassion and love

Our    Vision

Kansas Family Advisory Network is to be a statewide network of caregivers and family advocates who partner and engage with families across state systems.

Our Purpose

Kansas Family Advisory Network's purpose is to initiate positive change in the lives of children, caregivers, and families, community partners and stakeholders through efforts based upon understanding, compassion and love.

Our Beliefs 

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. 

The Ministry of KFAN Goals

  • To be the hands and feet of Jesus to a lost and hurting world.
  • To treat everyone with dignity, respect and love.
  • To be non-judgmental when interacting with others.
  • To provide Support, Education, Advocacy, Training, and Spiritual service opportunities to  families at risk for and/or involvement with the child welfare system.
  • To provide Support, Education, Advocacy, Training, and Spiritual service opportunities for kinship caregivers raising other relatives' children.
  • To provide Support, Education, Advocacy, Training, and Spiritual service opportunities to fathers who long to become more involved in the life of their 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 and intervention 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 personMentally, emotionally and spiritually including the opportunity to speak to a chaplain.

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