Kansas Children’s Service League awarded over $100,000

Kansas Childrens Service League Awarded Over 100000
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WICHITA, Kan. – Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) awarded over $100,000 by Prevent Child Abuse America and the Annie E. Casey Foundation to support child and family well-being.

The program is part of the Thriving Families, Safer Children Effort.

“We are excited to reinforce our prevention work with Kansas families thanks to this grant from Prevent Child Abuse America and the Annie E. Casey Foundation,” said KCSL CEO Gail Cozadd. “KCSL provides families with the resources they need to help them succeed to be better parents. With this funding, we can continue to help reduce the risk of child maltreatment and create healthy parent-child relationships that build stronger families for our communities.”

The goals of the grant include:

  • Expanding the capacity of the Thriving Families movement to develop and maintain more equitable working relationships and authentic partnerships between the child protection and family-serving systems and communities.
  • Strengthening, supporting and connecting youth, parents and community members with real-life experiences as they emerge in leadership roles within the Thriving Families movement.
  • Increasing opportunities for Black, Latino and Indigenous children, youth and families to experience well-being and avoid unnecessary involvement with child protective services.
  • Implementing race equity strategies in communities disproportionately impacted by racial disparities.