• Saint Francis staff recognized for contributions to child welfare

    November 9, 2023 · Forward in Hope

    One of the reasons that Saint Francis Ministries has remained a leader in the field of child and family welfare for more than 78 years is the expertise and skill our people bring to the table. Across the field, Saint Francis staff are regularly recognized for their research, innovation, advocacy, and contributions to advancing the care of children and families.

    Is there room … to find points of connection?

    November 3, 2023 · Adoption,Forward in Hope

    November is National Adoption Month, and nationwide about 114,000 children and youth wait to be adopted. For us, it presents an opportunity to raise awareness of adoption issues, acknowledge the need for adoptive families for teens in the U.S. foster care system, and emphasize the importance of youth engagement. All these are represented through this year’s theme – “Empowering Youth: Finding Points of Connection.”

    Domestic Violence Harms Families

    October 26, 2023 · Forward in Hope

    In the month of October, we dedicate our efforts to shedding light on the critical issue of domestic violence and to acknowledging the staggering statistics that reveal the prevalence of this deeply troubling problem in our society.

    Saint Francis Celebrates Second Chances

    October 20, 2023 · Forward in Hope

    October is National Substance Use Prevention Month and a good time to talk about SFM’s alcohol and drug counseling services. We don’t use a one-size-fits-all treatment approach to treatment. We provide outpatient and intensive outpatient evidence-based, family-oriented substance use programs.

    Cornwell to receive award at Governor’s Conference

    October 16, 2023 · Press Releases

    Pamela Cornwell, former clinical services director of trauma practices for Saint Francis Ministries, will be honored at the 47th Annual Governor’s Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (October 18-20) for her work on developing clinical strategies related to chronic stress and trauma. Cornwell retired in August after a 30-year career in child welfare, 11 of which were spent at Saint Francis.

    Rathbun to Receive KVC Award

    October 11, 2023 · Press Releases

    Cheryl Rathbun, former chief clinical officer, for Saint Francis Ministries, will be honored at KVC Health Systems’ 2023 Annual Celebration on October 19, at the Ball Event Center in Olathe, Kansas. Rathbun retired in July after a 45-year career in child welfare, spent almost entirely as a clinician with Saint Francis.