TFI to Offer New Evidence-Based Program to Support Adoptive Kansas Families

TFI awarded adoption grant from DCF Wichita, KS (December 30, 2022) – The Family Initiative (TFI) is pleased to announce it was awarded an Individualized Adoption Support grant by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). The grant was awarded for TFI’s new program, Adoption Stabilization & Prevention (ASAP). By utilizing the evidence-based practice Trust-Based…
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KU & TFI Partner Together to Improve Children Running from Foster Care

TFI, KU Representatives provide testimony to Kansas Legislature on Study & Partnership TOPEKA, KANSAS – Youth in foster care run away from placements for many reasons—but it almost always boils down to the need for family, connection, belonging and normalcy. Last week, TFI and the University of Kansas (KU) provided legislative testimony about their recent…
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Local Kindergarten Teacher Gives Back to Children in Foster Care

Teacher donates Cuddle Bear books to vulnerable local children El DORADO, KANSAS – When children are placed in out-of-home custody, they can experience loneliness, isolation and fear. But one local teacher decided to do her part to provide comfort to children in foster care. Colleen Floyd, a local grade school teacher and Usborne books representative,…
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TFI Kicks Off Construction for New Wichita Falls Residential Child Care Facility

Facility will serve local youth in foster care, bring new jobs to DFPS Region 2 WICHITA FALLS, Texas – On Monday, Sept. 12, Texas Family Initiative (TFI) will begin construction on TFI Blue Skies, a new residential child care facility, in Wichita Falls, TX. The facility, which will serve high-needs youth in out-of-home care in…
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TFI Announces New Chief of Staff

New Chief of Staff brings wealth of Texas child welfare knowledge to Role Wichita Falls, TX – The Family Initiative, Inc. (TFI) is pleased to announce Angela L. Nowell as the new Chief of Staff. Prior to serving in this new capacity, Nowell served as Texas Family Initiative’s Senior Administrator for Texas programs for more…
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TFI 2INgage Awarded Texas Family First Pilot Project in Region 2

TFI 2INgage to begin providing much-needed, essential prevention services to Texas families Abilene, TX – Texas Family Initiative (TFI) 2INgage, the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Texoma and Big Country (Region 2) is pleased to announce it was awarded a contract to pilot Texas Family…
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TFI Announces New Permanency Director in Wellington & Kingman Region

Wellington, KS – TFI is pleased to announce Amanda McKenney as the new Director of Permanency Services. She previously served as the Director of Permanency Services in the Independence, KS region, but was recently transferred to the Wellington & Kingman area. She will be responsible for overseeing case management service for Kansas children Barber, Harper,…
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