FAMILY SERVICES

We recognize importance and value of the family unit. Through our in-home family services program, we help Kansas families who are struggling with safety alleviating challenging situations. Many times, the families we work with feel stuck and/or powerless in their current situation. We’ll partner with the entire family to learn to connect, communicate and ultimately empower the family to make positive changes that will last a lifetime.

Your family might be eligible for this program if:

  • You’re a resident of one of the following Kansas counties: Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas, Leavenworth or Atchison.
  • You’ve been referred by the  Kansas Department for Children & Families. Some reasons referrals might be made are:
    • Parents who might be feeling overwhelmed by their child’s behavior.
    • Families whose child has a history of running away.
    • Families whose child is facing a truancy case.
    • Families who are overcoming mental health challenges.
    • Families who are struggling with substance use in the home.

One of our trauma-informed family service specialist will provide an initial in-home assessment, including a safety and risk evaluation. The initial assessment will help us better understand your family’s needs and create an action plan. Throughout the program we’ll conduct check-in assessments to determine progress and areas that we can continue to work on.

Your specialist may need to meet with you 2 – 3 times a week within the first few weeks. After the first few weeks, we might begin to meet with your family every other week for 2 – 3 months. We understand that every family is unique, so this timeframe may vary depending on each family’s needs.

Families can expect to receive assistance with things like:

  • Parenting education — such as identifying and practicing positive interactions, safety in the home, guidelines for age-appropriate discipline strategies, such as calm down plans and coping skills and child development education and resources.
  • Managing your home — such as assistance with setting up a budget, home organizational skills and cleaning tips.
  • Coping skills — such as how to manage stress, anxiety and anger.

 Additionally, your specialist will connect you to additional community resources based on your family’s needs.

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