According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation “Stepping Up for Kids” Policy Report, there has been an increase in the number of children living with extended family and close friends; 1 in 11 children lives in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. Kinship caregivers face multiple financial, health and social stresses of caregiving and there is an ever-growing need for support and education for kinship parents.
This presentation will help attendees:
- learn the definition of kinship parenting;
- understand the various circumstances that can lead to a kinship placement;
- hear about the challenges and stigmas associated with kinship care; and
- learn about supportive resources available.