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

 
Aberdeen
Classroom
September 25, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Stephanie Rodrigues, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Aberdeen DCFS Office 415 West Wishkah STE 2B Aberdeen WA 98520 Map

For training related questions please contact Stephanie Rodrigues steph75@uw.edu or 206.321.1721

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.

Bremerton
Classroom
August 1, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
Robert Judd, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Bremerton DCFS Office 3423 6th Street STE 217 Bremerton WA 98312, Conference Room A-5 Map

No children please.  Childcare is not available. 

Food and drink welcome. 

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Robert Judd,at juddre@uw.edu or 360.316.6036

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.

 

Centralia
Classroom
October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Centralia DCFS Office 3401 Galvin Road Centralia WA 98531 Map

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Penny Michel, at mpen300@uw.edu or call (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.

Pullman
Classroom
October 3, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Ryan Krueger, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Pullman, Quality Inn Hotel 1400 SE Bishop Blvd Pullman WA 99163, Conference Room Map

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Ryan Krueger at 509-660-0350

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.

Spokane
Classroom
November 9, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Renee Siers, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Spokane DCFS Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, Southwest Conference Room Map

Please do not bring children with you to class.  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.

You should park on the second floor of the parking garage and come across the skywalk to enter the training room.

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Tacoma
Classroom
September 26, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Trainers:
Gracia Hahn, 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 available. You must be pre-registered for childcare, no drop-in's allowed. Email Gracia Hahn at hahng@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 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.

Vancouver
Classroom
August 26, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Stephanie Rodrigues, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Vancouver DCFS Office 907 Harney St Vancouver WA 98666-8809 Map

For training related questions please contact Stephanie Rodrigues steph75@uw.edu or 206.321.1721

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.