Our Webinar on Trainings for Kinship Caregivers and Professionals
The Casey Foundation hosted “Kinship Care: What Child Welfare Professionals and Kin Caregivers Need to Know,” a webinar for caregivers and the professionals who work with them. Tracey Feild, director of the Foundation’s Child Welfare Strategy Group, and Joe Crumbley, a respected therapist, trainer and kinship expert, cohosted the session.
The webinar highlights two Casey-sponsored training series:
- “Coping With the Unique Challenges of Kinship Care,” a four-part series, and
- “Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care,” a five-part series
It also shares information on companion discussion guides that help viewers better understand kinship care and how it is differs from nonrelative foster care.
“More than 2.7 million children live with grandparents or other relatives today,” Feild says. “Therefore, it’s important to talk about ways kin caregivers can manage the conflicting emotions that surface when raising children whose parents are unable to do so.”