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

March 12, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sherry Colomb , BA, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceRyan Krueger, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Webinar Online course Webinar WA 98101

You will receive an email to verify you have registered for the Kinship 101 webinar.  

Please register no later than the day before the scheduled webinar.  This will ensure you will receive an email with a link to the class.

The day before the scheduled event, you will receive an email with the link to join the Kinship 101 webinar and the supplemental handouts for the class.

The webinar will start at the designated time. 

Please sign on via the emailed link in advance of the start time in order to test your audio is working. 

However, if you are new to WebEx or need a refresher then please log in 15 minutes prior to the start of class for an orientation to the platform and the tools that will be used during the class.

This is an interactive webinar.  A tutorial handout for navigating the webinar tools will be included with the supplemental handouts for the class.

We look forward to seeing you in class! 

If you are having issues logging on to the webinar contact Sherry Colomb - 509-322-2552

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.