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UPDATES

Sept. 22, 2020 –  New Changes for Foster Care Case Management in Missouri.  October 1 will bring changes to the Foster Care Case Management contract Children’s Division has with private agencies around the state. This is due to a re-bid process that occurs every few years. The current contract in Jackson, Cass and Johnson counties is awarded to Cornerstones of Care, Great Circle and Crittenton. Services will continue to be provided by staff of the same three agencies in the new contract but the number of cases served by each agency is changing. This will result in case transfers for some families in October and November. Cornerstones of Care is excited to share that we have partnered with Missouri Alliance for Children and Families to provide our future Foster Care Case Management services. Review our frequently asked questions to learn more about the changes.

RESOURCES

KANSAS UPDATES

National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC)
NTDC is a new curriculum that is based on research and input from experts, families who have experience with fostering or adopting children, and former foster and adoptive youth. It provides potential foster or adoptive parents the information and tools needed to parent a child who has experienced trauma, separation, or loss. It is a state-of-the-art classroom and online program that helps to prepare prospective foster and adoptive parents to be successful parents. The NTDC gives parents access to information and resources needed to continue building skills once they have a child in their home. This training is offered through the Children’s Alliance of Kansas.
Here's how to register:
  • Visit www.childally.org
  • Click on register for training;
  • In gray shaded area on left side click on 'NTDC Preservice- Virtual Live NTDC' then click 'Register'. 
  • Please contact Nancy Killingsworth for the access code for the October 14 training.

MISSOURI UPDATES

Our Greatest Need
We remain in need of homes who will accept older youth and youth with elevated needs. If you would consider expanding your licensing capacity and would like to learn more, please let us know!