Substance use, sex trafficking, child immigrants, and family preservation were among the topics of discussion during a visit to Wichita by Nathan Heiman, senior foreign policy advisor to U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran.
New Brand Revealed, Saint Francis at The Mount, Services begin in Gulfport, MS, Secure Care Launched, A Place for 'Bubby', KYAC Youth Conference, General Convention, Mthr. Susanne Serves, Outstanding Appointment. Hi-Lites 2019 Spring edition is available for download.
The gift of a ukulele and hand-painted backpacks to Kansas foster children in the past week was a tangible reminder that generous hearts can make a difference. On Tuesday, the Society of Decorative Painters donated more than 25 hand-painted backpacks to Saint Francis Ministries to be given to children on their first night in foster care.
About 60 people learned what it’s like to struggle to pay bills, to be devastated when a car breaks down or eviction looms, and how to negotiate with pawn brokers as they moved through Wichita’s Cost of Poverty Experience last week.
Children who run away while in foster care received enhanced supports from the Kansas Department for Children and Families, the government agency said in an announcement this week.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, reminding us all of the importance of working together to ensure the health and safety of the most vulnerable among us. The truth is that, as a community, we can prevent child abuse and neglect.
At first, Silas Pederson believed the task too big. The idea that he and Micah, fresh from college and newly married, could capably care for a blind and deaf child facing a mountain of medical issues seemed ludicrous. The prospect of disruption and trials frightened and overwhelmed him. So, he did what he typically does when the path is uncertain - he prayed.
Every day, more than 700,000 U.S. social workers provide essential services to the most vulnerable among us. Working within a wide range of settings, social workers help those without the skills, access, and resources to keep their children safe and their families secure.