Kinship 101: Information for Relatives and Suitable Others (Webinar)

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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 90 minute webinar 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.

Length (hours)






Audience Description

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Dates and Locations

July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Webinar Online course Webinar WA 98101


Webinar registration link will be emailed to participants prior to the training.

In order to prepare, when you receive the email, please go to the link 1/2 hour early. That will give you instructions to download the webinar software. Once you are connected, please test that you can hear the audio.

Registration Instructions

Click the green Register button. On the next screen, click the Save button. Note: Your telephone number and years proviiding services are required.