Engaging Kinship Caregivers With Joseph Crumbley

The Casey Foundation offers a five-part video training series: “Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care.” Led by Joseph Crumbley, the series strengthens the skills of child welfare professionals in supporting kinship families to improve outcomes for kids.

October 24, 2017

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TST-FC: Helping Children in Foster Care Manage Their Feelings and Behavior

When a child who has experienced trauma melts down emotionally, kin and foster caregivers can struggle to identify triggers and help them calm down. The ramifications of this can be devastating. Enter a powerful new tool, Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC), that aims to help caregivers meet the needs of kids and teenagers who have experienced trauma.

October 2, 2017

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Leading the Way: Colorado Makes Kinship Care a Priority for Kids in Foster Care

In 2003, Colorado’s Division of Child Welfare placed 1,483 children in residential treatment centers. By 2016, this figure dropped 65% to 526, and the number of kinship placements in Colorado nearly doubled, from 1,308 to 2,401. The state’s dramatic shift toward kinship care is rooted in research and the result of an intensive consulting engagement the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

July 25, 2017

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