There are more than 6,000 children and teens in Kansas foster care.
The need for licensed foster parents is greater than it has ever been, as children long for the loving environment of a home.
When children and teens cannot live with their parents, foster parents bridge the gap to meet both physical and emotional needs, including food, clothing, shelter, and care, in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our team of foster care workers guide you through the process of becoming a licensed foster parent and will be there to support you.
When you are interested in learning more, reach out and a member of our team will contact you to talk about the process more and the journey to becoming a licensed foster parent through EmberHope Youthville. Through training, licensing, and preparing your home, we are with you at every step.
We are there afterward as well, available to answer your questions, direct you towards services, and provide you with the tools and support you need.
Want to look at fostering on a part-time basis?
Become a part-time licensed respite foster family you’ll be providing respite care for full-time foster families that need a chance to recharge or go on vacation.
If you’re interested in providing respite care for a full-time foster family, fill out the inquiry form.
Your Foster Care worker will walk with you through the licensing process, provide you with support meetings and training opportunities to prepare you for your first child placement, and will provide you with support along the way.
Prospective foster families will be trained with Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) or Trauma-Informed Deciding Together (DT) prior to becoming licensed. Licensed Kinship families will also complete this pre-service training within the first year of becoming a licensed kinship family. These trainings will help prepare the foster families to support foster children who have experienced trauma in their past to help them get to a place of hope and healing.
Trainings are offered in person at the Newton Campus, or virtually. Unless otherwise noted, register by contacting Julie Breshears at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316.617.0258
Upcoming Training Dates
– July 7: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Intro and Overview
– July 14: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Empowering
– July 28: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Correcting
– August 11: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Connecting
– August 18: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Empowering
– August 25: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Correcting
– September 1: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Intro and Overview
– September 8: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Empowering
– September 22: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Correcting
– September 29: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Connecting
– October 6: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Empowering
– October 13: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Correcting
– October 27: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Connecting
– November 3: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Intro and Overview
– November 10: 9 am – 1 pm TBRI Empowering
Register on Children’s Alliance for additional training dates.
At EmberHope Youthville, we want to provide our full-time foster families with every resource they need to give their very best to the children in their care.
Sometimes even foster parents need a break to relax and recharge. With respite care, part-time foster families can step in for a few days and care for a child.