Webinar Highlights What Caregivers Need to Know About Kinship Care

…The Casey Foundation is hosting a webinar — “Kinship Care: What Child Welfare ... Professionals and Kin Caregivers Need to Know” — for caregivers and the professionals who work ... the emotional challenges of raising kin. Tracey Feild, director of the Foundation’s Child Welfare ... ;Therefore, it’s important to talk about ways kin caregivers can manage the conflicting emotions

September 4, 2018

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Five Ways to Help Kin Caregivers Now

…and communities are rethinking how to help kin do what they do so well, which is to provide care and continuity ... Start by learning about kin caregiving, including how formal kinship care through a child welfare agency ... Nationally, fewer kids in foster care are living in group facilities — and more are living ... relationships, and support connections to family, culture and community. But being a kin caregiver isn&rsquo

January 2, 2019

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How To: Creating a Kin-First Culture in Child Welfare

…WikiHow post on kinship foster care highlights seven fundamental steps to creating a kin-first culture ... that support kin care, create a sense of urgency for kin placements, prioritize kin licensure, help children ... tools that systems can use to expand reliance on kin care, including policy documents, presentation ... a Kin First Foster Care System"" on WikiHow

September 25, 2017

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Every Kid Needs a Family: Putting Kin First in Washington, D.C.

…When young people come into the care of the child welfare system and cannot live with their own ... the child close to home in every sense. Called kinship foster care, this living arrangement helps keep ... , especially teens, spend their very first night in the care of child welfare  in such a setting, even ... have recognized that when they make a greater effort to find relatives or close family friends to care

May 19, 2015

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Training Series: Coping With the Unique Challenges of Kinship Care

…Challenges of Kinship Care — as a resource for kin caregivers and the child welfare workers who ... ;conflicting emotions that surface when kin step up to care for relatives when parents can’t." Coping ... More than 139,000 children in foster care are living in kinship placements with thousands more ... are in informal kinship care arrangements. As child welfare systems increasingly prioritize placing children

October 15, 2018

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Kinship Process Mapping - Executive Overview

Improving Practice in Kinship Care: Executive Overview

…of the kinship care system: Identifying kin, approving kin, and supporting kin. ... to Improving Practice in Kinship Care.  The overview is intended to educate decision makers in public ... kinship care practices. ... The barriers to providing kinship care.

January 1, 2013

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User's Guide to Essential Kinship Data

…This guide identifies several types of data that an agency seeking to understand their kinship care ... living with kin as a result of child welfare intervention ... Through efforts to help several jurisdictions improve kinship care, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ... their kinship care system should collect.

January 1, 2013

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More Children in Foster Care Raised by Relatives in 2011

…In 2011, there were about 400,000 children in foster care. Of these, 47% were placed in nonrelative ... foster homes, 27% with state-supervised kin and 14% in group homes or institutions. Data show states ... are relying on kinship care at a much higher rate than in the past. In fact, over the last decade ... , the percentage of children living with state-supervised kin rose by 8%, while the use of group homes declined

May 1, 2013

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Does Your Child Welfare Agency Divert Children to Kin?

Guide to Using the Kinship Diversion Estimation Tool

…to kin. It includes step-by-step instructions, survey screenshots, sample emails and more so ... discussions and decisions related to kin diversion practices. ... Without understanding the key aspects of kin diversion — such as when, why, how often

August 5, 2019

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Kinship Process Mapping

A Guide to Improving Practice in Kinship Care

…Placing children with kin families ... the experiences of children living with kin ... instructions for documenting and assessing how you currently identify, approval and support kin families ... networks to care for and protect children who cannot safely live with their parents. This guide provides

January 1, 2013

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