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May 2023Vol. 24, No. 4Webinar and Training Focus on the Strengths of Kinship Families

A recent webinar hosted by Generations United (GU) and the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network, GU’s technical assistance provider, discusses shared and coparenting strategies that provide well-being, safety, and stability for children in kinship families. In the webinar, “The Unique Dynamics of Shared/Co-Parenting in Kinship Families,” Dr. Joseph Crumbley presents the new video series he developed titled The Inherent Strengths in Kinship Families. The six-part training series, intended for kin caregivers and child welfare professionals, identifies how caregivers can use their strengths to protect, nurture, and provide a stable environment for the children in their care, and it highlights for professionals and child welfare agencies why these strengths are the reasons that kin caregivers should be given preferential consideration when a child needs an alternative placement. The series consists of six modules, each containing two videos and a dedicated facilitator’s guide. The training focuses on the following topics as they pertain to kin caregiving:

  • Attachment
  • Adaptability
  • Identity
  • Healing
  • Legacies
  • Coparenting

To view the webinar, visit the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network website. For more information on the training, visit the training section of Dr. Crumbley’s website.

Dr. Crumbley is a nationally and internationally esteemed expert, trainer, consultant, and author with nearly 40 years of experience in kinship care, adoption, transracial adoption, foster care, and child maltreatment and sexual abuse.