Webinar Highlights What Caregivers Need to Know About Kinship Care

Posted September 4, 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. 16, 2018.

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“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.