Webinar: Empowered Families Kansas Project: Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence

AUDIENCE: This webinar is open to any and all child welfare professional in Kansas including DCF, reintegration, adoption, or family preservations workers; mental health clinicians; social workers; as well as domestic and sexual violence advocates.


Family Youth Services    Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

KCSDV’s Empowered Families Kansas (EFK) project is building evidence and resiliency based approaches to improving outcomes for children, youth, and non-abusing parents experiencing domestic violence. The project consists of three components. The first component of the Empowered Families Kansas project focuses on establishing new, residential and non-residential specialized advocacy mentorship services available to youth (ages 8-18) exposed to domestic violence, and their non-abusing parents or caregivers, that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate, as well as evidence- and trauma-informed. The second component of the project focuses on enhancing and expanding the statewide capacity of all 24 Kansas domestic violence advocacy programs to provide advocacy services to children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their non-abusing parents. Finally, the third component of the project focuses on improving the response by child protective services and child welfare professionals statewide to the needs of children and non-abusing parents when addressing the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare-related issues. The EFK project team will share challenges and successes from the first two years of the project within the needs assessment process and project implementation. The team will also share the goals for the next two years of the project.


Kristina Scott, Empowered Families Kansas (EFK) Child Welfare Project Coordinator
Bre Kirkhart, EFK Child and Youth Services Coordinator
Carolyn Coiner, EFK Project Manager

This publication was made possible by Grant Number 90EV0446 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Total Training Hours: 1

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