Practice Guide

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.

January 1, 2013

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why child welfare agencies should use KPM to identify barriers to identifying, approving and supporting kinship families for children involved in the child welfare system.

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    A step-by-step process for preparing for KPM, facilitating KPM and analyzing the KPM results.

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    KPM templates, and information on who should be involved in the execution of the planning.

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    How KPM can be used to improve the functioning of a kinship system.

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