The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Kinship Parenting (Chapter 52 in The Kinship Parenting Toolbox: A Unique Guidebook for the Kinship Care Parenting Journey).
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An adult discusses her experiences as a foster child being raised by her substance abusing abusive grandparents, her removal to a foster home because of her injuries, and her subsequent reunification with the abusive grandparents when the foster family made the mistake of taking her to church. The generational cycle of abuse is explained, social workers are urged to evaluate families before reunification, and the benefits of kinship placements are noted.
KINSHIP CARE; KINSHIP ADOPTION; GRANDPARENTS; BIRTH PARENTS; FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS; EMOTIONS; CHILD ABUSE; INTERGENERATIONAL ABUSE; CASA; SOCIAL WORKERS ROLE; family reunification