A coaching program focused on developing and strengthening supervisory capacity and skills to promote quality frontline practice and improve outcomes in child welfare
Coaching is a strategy spreading across child welfare agencies nationally as a key component of supervision with frontline staff.
Kansas Strong is implementing this program to support and strengthen coaching skills of supervisors so they can integrate more coaching strategies into supervision with staff.
Who will participate?
Programs across the continuum of child welfare are included: assessment and prevention, family preservation, and permanency services.
- Kansas ranks 5th worst in the nation in non-permanent discharges from foster care
- Kansas’ removal rate per 10,000 is the 13th highest in the nation
- Strength-Based Engagement
- Risk and Safety Assessment
- Family-Centered Assessment and Case Planning
- Relative/Kin Connections
- Secondary Traumatic Stress
Benefits of KanCoach
"Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them"
Kansas Strong for Children and Families
KanCoach is one strategy of Kansas Strong for Children and Families, a federally-funded initiative that aims to support Kansas child welfare as a collaborative, data-driven system that achieves positive outcomes for children’s well-being, safety, and permanency.About Kansas Strong