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Family Support

Helping families succeed to be better parents

It takes a village to raise a child. At KCSL, we believe that good support systems create stronger families which produce healthier and happier children.

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KCSL’s Family Support Services

Parenting or working with young children is tough and sometimes you just need answers to your most pressing questions or some help solving problems. 1-800-CHILDREN is KCSL’s FREE call line, resource directory, and mobile app that offers 24/7 FREE assistance for parents, grandparents, relatives, caregivers, and professionals in over 200 languages. 

Parent engagement and support are essential to our mission to protect and promote the well-being of children. Circle of Parents® is a parent and caregiver led support system facilitated by trained KCSL team members. Getting involved allows parents the valuable opportunity to develop critical leadership skills and feel a sense of empowerment.

KCSL’s parent engagement coordinators help develop leadership skills in parents and caregivers through support groups, advisory councils, board meetings, conference presentations, parent cafes, parent/practitioner partnership trainings, and advocacy activities. Parent engagement coordinators work directly with parents to make sure they feel heard, supported and empowered. Parents are given access to the resources needed to be the best parents and caregivers they can be.

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Having engaged fathers correlates with higher levels of economic and educational achievement, career success and psychological well-being for children and teens.

KCSL provides free programs and resources that encourage dads to get involved with their families and improve their parenting skills. Classes, support groups, parent cafés, father-friendly checklists, meetings and resources are provided by trained parent engagement staff. KCSL’s father-inclusive services provide a supportive environment where fathers can learn to be the best parent they can be.

Fatherhood engagement programs are offered in Sedgwick County and Shawnee County. 

KCSL’s Kinship Navigator program offers free and confidential support to grandparents, family members, or friends raising someone else’s children in a complex system. A case manager offers support and coordinates community resources to help the family thrive. In addition, we offer support groups, child care, training and workshops, legal support, evaluations, and more for families providing kinship care.

KCSL offers compassionate support for individuals facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy who are considering adoption for their unborn child. We know this is likely the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make and we’re here to offer you hopeful solutions as you make the best decision for your baby. Likewise, we’re here to support couples who are hoping to adopt as they navigate this complicated and emotional process.

KCSL’s Mental Health services provide strategies to children and families to help them build upon their strengths and cope with diverse problems that can occur in their lives. KCSL provides individual therapy for children and teens along with family therapy. All services are offered in a caring, supportive and non-judgmental environment in the strictest of confidence.

Services include play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and other individual therapy methods. A comprehensive evaluation of the child’s needs is completed to develop a personalized treatment plan.

KCSL’s Mental Health services are offered to children and families in Sedgwick County. 

KCSL’s Oasis Youth program provides case management services for families with juveniles in custody with the Kansas Department of Corrections.

We offer a wide range of services to better support families during times of health and hardship all year round. Whether it’s answering new parents’ questions or getting assistance for those facing an unexpected crisis, we work to make sure families have access to the resources they need.


of parents increased their nurturing and attachment with their child/ren.


Call (877) 530-5275 for more information.