Kansas children and
teens need family

Learn more about Kinship Care

Kansas
children
and
teens
need
family

Learn more
about Kinship
Care

Kansas
children and teens need family

Learn more about Kinship Care

Keeping children in the care of relatives or close family friends is vital for minimizing the trauma of family separation.

30 %

of Foster Care, placement types are made by relatives in Kansas.

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30 %

of Foster Care, placement types are made by relatives in Kansas.

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What does Licensed Kinship Care look like?

When a child is removed from their household, the preferred option for their care is to be placed with the family. In some cases, close family friends are also strongly recommended. Maintaining connection with family members, such as siblings, increases the child’s likelihood of adapting to their new environment and minimizes the trauma of family separation. 

Licensed kinship care builds families

Our families emphasize cultural roots

Providing the kinship placements with the appropriate services and resources to be aware and inclusive of the children’s cultural roots will drive a sense of purpose and familiarity for the kinship caregiver and child.

Why we believe relative placement is better for children

Why we believe relative placement is better for children

The trauma children experience can be lessened when placed with people they are familiar with, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, or close friends.

Kids in a licensed Kinship home experience:

Why become a licensed Kinship home with EmberHope Youthville

Licensed kinship care inspires positive change

For more than 90 years, EmberHope Youthville has been led by our calling to provide care for at-risk families in need. Our trauma-informed, evidence-based practices inspire, nurture, and transform the lives of children and families.  Our calling is based on 1 Peter 4:10 “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”

Our comprehensive support system provides licensed Kinship homes with the following:

Steps to licensing with us

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Fill out an online
application.

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Get connected with a foster care worker to guide you through the steps.

Accreditations & Affiliations

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