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TIPS-MAPP is a model program that utilizes 15 tools designed to help prospective adoptive/foster parents understand the difference between the desire to help and making the commitment to bring children into their home. It is the first step in making an informed decision on whether or not foster care and/or adoption is right for your family. 


Both of these classes meet the 30-hour requirement for you to be able to foster or adopt in the state of Kansas.




To register for one of our classes please call Amos Becker @ 316-218-7091 or email

Children's Alliance 

In partnership with their member agencies, Children’s Alliance offers training opportunities across Kansas through a contract with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). Trainings are available to relatives, prospective and current foster and adoptive parents, residential care staff and child welfare professionals.

Trust Based Relational Intervention


TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.

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Empowered to Connect

ETC’s resources and trainings are especially helpful for caregivers of children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and maltreatment. We fundamentally believe that every human being has great capacity to grow and overcome adversity when cared for in supportive, connected, and nurturing environments.

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Families by Design

We offer information on adoption, attachment and bonding issues, early trauma, and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) to families and professionals. The goal of this site is to provide resources and help for each wounded child with Attachment Disorder, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) – and to provide hope for each awesome parent and team member. 

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The Post Institute

Welcome to the Post Institute, a place where parents and professionals involved in the lives of our most vulnerable and challenging children come to find proven effective solutions, education, and support.​ The Post Institute offers educational materials and supportive services to help parents lead their families on a journey of healing the wounds of complex trauma.

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