Kinship Process Mapping

A Guide to Improving Practice in Kinship Care

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2013


Kinship Process Mapping (KPM) is a form of analysis adapted from business to help child welfare agencies increase their efficiency and effectiveness in working with kinship families. This guide provides a step-by-step process to help agencies prepare for KPM, facilitate KPM sessions, analyze results and develop solutions. The Guide also includes kinship process templates that can be tailored to the unique needs and issues confronting public child welfare systems.

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Placing children with kin families

Child welfare agencies face numerous bureaucratic barriers in realizing goals of placing children with kin families.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations