Assessing and supporting kinship care givers / training program prepared by Bellefaire JCB.
Grantee Final Report
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Published: September 2003
Publication Information: Shaker Heights, OH : Bellefaire JCB.
Available from: Bellefaire JCB
22001 Fairmount Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44118
Tel: 800-879-2522 216-932-2800
Sponsoring Organization: Children's Bureau
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The Assessing and Supporting Kinship Care Givers curriculum was designed to improve social work practice with families who are caring for the children of relatives. The one day training session can be adapted to the specific policies and procedures of the particular agency conducting the workshop. Topics include the definition of kinship care and kin, benefits and challenges of kinship care, motivations of relatives to care for children, barriers to care giving, permanency options, and decision-making processes. The various needs of kin families are discussed, such as eligibility, approval and certification, care giving support, and cultural issues. Strategies focus on individualizing services for each child and family. The curriculum manual includes instructions for trainers, a workbook master, overhead masters, and a videotape of five segments. Recruitment posters and a brochure also are provided.
kinship care; foster care; foster parents training; kinship adoption; training materials; professional training; social workers; child welfare workers; curricula; audiovisual programs; assessment; post adoption services; permanency planning; adoptive families; workforce