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Coping with the Unique Challenges of Kinship Care

11/19/2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

San Diego County Foster Parent Assoc.

Type of Class

(A class specifically for Kinship Relative Caregivers)

Instructors: Heidi Blue, MSW & Dannette Shevlin, Resource Kinship Parent

Description: This workshop will help guide kinship caregivers and child welfare professionals through a series of discussions and activities to promote awareness of the issues that come up for caregivers, birth parents, youth and extended family members when kinship care is warranted to maintain children in a safe and nurturing environment.

Participants will learn how kinship care changes and affects family dynamics, roles, responsibilities, authority and loyalties among members of the kinship triad and extended family and how these changes can result in challenges that may affect a caregivers’ ability to provide safety, permanency, and well-being for the youth in their care. Lastly, participants will learn approaches and coping strategies to assist in managing those challenges.


Please note, no childcare is provided or available onsite. Do not bring babies or children to class. Thank you!


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