This one day session will explore issues critical to assuring successful permanency placement plans with kinship families, including caseworker attitude, beliefs, skills, knowledge and post-placement supports and services.


  • Explore the nuances and complexities of kinship care
  • Explore worker values and assumptions about kinship care and how they affect work with the family
  • Understand trauma, loss, and grief, experienced by the kinship family
  • Review the assessment process from the kinship family’s perspective and the practical applications of tools and techniques that could be used
  • Successful searches for kinship resources
  • Explore post-placement supports and services families say they need to be successful