Kinship Care
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Joseph Crumbley, D.S.W. explores issues specific to kinship care. The course focuses on some of the unique problems and stressors related to this type of care. Dr. Crumbley offers caregivers insights and steps on kinship parenting, and he provides general steps for parents to consider when parenting these special foster children. Supplemental handouts are included.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify two reasons for the increase in children in kinship and relative care
  • identify three reasons why kinship/relative care is positive for the child
  • state three challenges faced by kinship providers
  • identify clinical issues or fears that can impact the behavior of a child in kinship care
  • list strategies for helping a child develop respect for, trust in, and loyalty to the kinship family
  • list ways to acknowledge a child's feelings and develop positive, appropriate ways to communicate
  • identify steps for involving all family members in developing a plan for the child

My wife and I have been taking care of her niece and nephew for a long time. .... When I completed this course it helped me and my wife to do better and be better parents. We know where our mistakes lie and we are willing to change them. Thank you for this course, it helped us out alot.
Jack H.

I really enjoyed the course and the speaker, Dr. Crumbley. As a relative caregiver trying to become a more effective parent, I got some ideas from this course that I'm going to follow up on.
Alicia B.

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This course discusses several common issues in kinship care situations:

  • family feuds

  • allegiance to birth parents

  • distance and defiant behavior in the kinship family

2 credit hours,
$10.00 per person