Kinship 101: Information for Relatives and Suitable Others

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Description

The financial, legal, and emotional issues of raising a relative’s child can be challenging. Services and support when raising a relative’s child can be a lifesaver.  Kinship caregiving in all of its forms is becoming increasingly common.  Recent WA State child welfare data (Partners for Our Children-1/1/2015)   show that 41 percent of children in out of home care are living with a relative.  Many more children are living with relatives or other close family friends informally, without the ongoing supervision of the state’s foster care system. 

Often kinship caregivers do not access the benefits which are available to them. This class will address the issues that Kinship Caregivers struggle with most:

  1. Financial Needs
  2. Legal Challenges
  3. Navigating public service systems
  4. Needing more social services
  5. Information about resources/caregiving

This 2.5 hour in-service class is designed for licensed and unlicensed caregivers caring for children currently or previously involved in the dependency system.  Caregiver Core Training (CCT) is not a prerequisite. However, this course is supplemental to CCT for kinship caregivers, and can be a field experience during CCT.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Length (hours)

2.5

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Caregivers

Audience Description

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Dates and Locations

 
Bellingham
Classroom
November 30, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Joan Sager, MEd, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Bellingham, St. Luke's Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Pkwy Bellingham WA 98225 Map

egistration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Joan Sager, MEd, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or need more information at Sagerj2@uw.edu

Kent
Classroom
November 29, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Kent, King South DCFS Office 1313 W Meeker ST STE 102 Kent WA 98032, Tahoma Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

*Certificates of completion are provided at the end of class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Elfreda@uw.edu

Kent
Classroom
January 4, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Kent, King South DCFS Office 1313 W Meeker ST STE 102 Kent WA 98032, Tahoma Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Elfreda@uw.edu.

Mt. Vernon
Classroom
January 30, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
Joan Sager, MEd, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Mt. Vernon DCFS Office 900 East College Way Mt. Vernon WA 98273, Enter at Back Between 2 Bldgs. Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Joan Sager, MEd, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or need more information at Sagerj2@uw.edu

Omak
Classroom
January 25, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Sherry Colomb , BA, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Omak DCFS Office 130 South Main Omak WA 98841-3729, Conference Room Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Sherry Colomb at 509-322-2552.

Richland
Classroom
January 9, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Ryan Krueger, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Richland DCFS Office 1661 Fowler Street Richland WA 99352, Conference Room Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Ryan Krueger at 509-660-0350.

Seattle
Classroom
January 11, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
Cara Mbaye, BASW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106, Pine Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Cara Mbaye, BASW is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Mbayec@uw.edu.

South Bend
Classroom
February 13, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
South Bend DCFS Office 307 East Robert Bush Drive South Bend WA 98586 Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you require an interpreter, please contact me 3-4 weeks in advance so arrangements may be made.

Questions? Please contact Penny Michel at mpen300@uw.edu or (360) 402-4040

Tacoma
Classroom
December 12, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Trainers:
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Tacoma, Children's Museum of Tacoma 1501 Pacific Avenue Tacoma WA 98402 Map

Limited child care is availableYou must be pre-registered for childcare, no drop-in's allowed. Email Stephanie Rodrigues at steph75@uw.edu for the child care paperwork.

Stalls 1-10 adjacent to museum can be used if vacant, otherwise, use street parking

Signs will be posted directing you to the training room.

Feel free to bring a meal or other refreshments.

If you require an interpreter, please contact me 3-4 weeks in advance so arrangements may be made.

Questions? Please contact Penny Michel at mpen300@uw.edu or (360) 402-4040

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com

Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Vancouver
Classroom
December 14, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
Gracia Hahn, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Vancouver DCFS Office 907 Harney St Vancouver WA 98666-8809, Lewis/Clark Map

For help through the licensing process please contact your Fostering Together Liaison Kim Glover kim-glover@olivecrest.org or 360.433.7150

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Gracia Hahn, at hahng@uw.edu  or 253.332.4814

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com

Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

No child care is available for this training, please do not bring children to class.

The training schedule includes a 1 hour lunch break. You are welcome to go off site or to bring your lunch with you. A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use.

Please follow signs to enter. The front doors are locked and inaccessible on weekends. 

Walla Walla
Classroom
January 31, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Ryan Krueger, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Walla Walla DCFS Office 206 West Poplar Walla Walla WA 99362-2829, Conference Room Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Ryan Krueger at 509-660-0350.

Wenatchee
Classroom
January 8, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Sherry Colomb , BA, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Wenatchee DCFS Office 805 South Mission Wenatchee WA 98807-3088, Conference Room Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Sherry Colomb at 509-322-2552 at 509-834-8535.