Locating and Working With Kinship Caregivers
Resources in this section will help child welfare professionals locate and work with kinship caregivers. This section will also assist them in understanding kinship family relationships and how to engage and support kinship families.
- Searching for relatives and kin
- Family relationships in kinship care
- Cultural competence
- Engaging kinship families
Kinship Care Best Practice Guidance
Child Welfare League of America
Provides best practice guidelines for child welfare professionals working with kinship families. The guidelines address assessment, supports and services for kinship families, service and permanency planning, and roles, rights, and responsibilities in kinship care.
Tools for Working With Kinship Caregivers (PDF - 92 KB)
References training materials and handbooks for working with kinship caregivers and describes tools to assess adult relatives as preferred caregivers.