Webinar Highlights What Caregivers Need to Know About Kinship Care

Posted September 5, 2018, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

There are 2.7 million children live with a grandparent or other relative.

The Casey Foun­da­tion is host­ing a webi­nar — Kin­ship Care: What Child Wel­fare Pro­fes­sion­als and Kin Care­givers Need to Know” — for care­givers and the pro­fes­sion­als who work with them. The free ses­sion will high­light lessons from Casey’s work on help­ing rel­a­tives nav­i­gate the emo­tion­al chal­lenges of rais­ing kin.

Tracey Feild, direc­tor of the Foundation’s Child Wel­fare Strat­e­gy Group, and Joe Crum­b­ley, a respect­ed ther­a­pist, train­er and kin­ship expert, will cohost the free webi­nar, sched­uled from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT, Oct. 162018.

Reg­is­ter for the webinar

More than 2.7 mil­lion chil­dren live with grand­par­ents or oth­er rel­a­tives today,” says Feild. 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.”

The webi­nar will help par­tic­i­pants bet­ter under­stand kin­ship care and how it is dif­fers from non­rel­a­tive fos­ter care. It also will high­light resources and tools for kin­ship fam­i­lies and pro­fes­sion­als, includ­ing the Foundation’s own video series host­ed by Crum­b­ley on engag­ing care­givers.

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