This introduction provides an Executive Overview of  Kinship Process Mapping: A Guide to Improving Practice in Kinship Care.  The overview is intended to educate decision makers in public child welfare agencies about the kinship process mapping tool and how it can help them identify barriers to and make improvements in their kinship systems.

January 1, 2013

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why child welfare leaders should consider using kinship process mapping to assess their existing kinship care practices.

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    What kinship process mapping involves.

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    The barriers to providing kinship care.

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    How to make kinship process mapping a valuable experience for the agency that leads to better outcomes for children involved with the child welfare system.

Key Takeaway

improving kinship systems

Kinship process mapping can be completed in approximately eight weeks, at which point the agency will have a concrete set of recommendations for improving the kinship system.

Findings & Stats

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