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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 Relational Intervention (TBRI), the ASAP program will provide in-home support to children and families of adoptive parents. The services will include education about the dynamics of adoption, support for mental health treatment, and parenting skills to promote placement stability.

TFI will offer this program in Wichita, KS, and surrounding areas, as well as in DCF Areas 4 & 8, which includes southeast and southcentral Kansas. ASAP will be available to any adoptive family. The program will accept referrals from DCF, the community or self-referrals. The State award is for Jan. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.

“We are honored to have been selected as a provider for the Adoption Support grant in the state of Kansas. Adoptive families may face different and unique dynamics or challenges. In our new program our staff will serve as an advocate for adoptive families, helping them address mental health needs, provide education on adoptive dynamics, and overall, strengthen the individual families,” said Michael Patrick, TFI President & CEO.

TFI is dedicated to strengthening Kansas children and families and is a leading child welfare agency in the sunflower state. TFI current provides Case Management services in Areas 4 and 8, serving southeast and south-central Kansas. TFI also serves as the Family Preservation contract serving Western Kansas. Finally, TFI provides prevention and clinical services to Kansas families through our Grow Nurturing Families program.

“We are excited to expand our service array in the state of Kansas. Strengthening families is at the heart of our agency’s mission. We look forward to collaborating with current community stakeholders to ensure Kansas adoptive families thrive.,” said Pam Richardson, Vice President of Foster Care Services.

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TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. We provide various types of services in the community and have more than 50 years of experience in providing child welfare services including foster care services, group home care, case management, independent living, psychiatric residential treatment center, behavioral health, adoption services, visitation services, and aftercare services. TFI has more than 1,000 employees providing services in five states.