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
November 28, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:30am
Trainers:
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Aberdeen DCYF Office 415 West Wishkah STE 2B Aberdeen WA 98520 Map

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

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.

Kelso
Classroom
February 1, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Trainers:
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Kelso DCYF Office 711 Vine Kelso WA 98626 Map

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

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.

Mt. Vernon
Classroom
January 31, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Joan Sager, MEd, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Mt. Vernon DCYF Office 900 East College Way Mt. Vernon WA 98273 Map

Please do not bring children/youth with you to this class as 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.

**Entrance is at the back of the building, between the two buildings, see signs.

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.

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

Sunnyside
Classroom
December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Patty Orona, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Sunnyside DCYF Office 2010 Yakima Valley Highway STE K-15 Sunnyside WA 98944-0999 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 Patty Orona at 509-834-8535.

 

This course is eligible for STARS credit. Please contact Michael Tyers at Tyersm@uw.edu or (425) 268-9375, for more information.

Tacoma
Classroom
December 1, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Stephanie Rodrigues, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Tacoma DCYF Office 1949 S State St Tacoma WA 98405, 195 Map

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Stephanie Rodrigues, at steph75@uw.edu or call 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.