Kinship Process Mapping

A Guide to Improving Practice in Kinship Care

Posted January 1, 2013
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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.

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Placing children with kin families

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