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Unique Challenges of Kinship Care

05/25/2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Type of Class

(A class specifically for Kinship Relative Caregivers)

Instructors: Heidi Blue, MSW

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: This support group will be facilitated on the online platform called Zoom. Internet access and access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone is required to attend.

The link to attend this class will be provided at registration.

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Bookings are closed for this event.