Kinship Caregivers

Kinship caregivers and suitable others are a wonderful resource for children needing out-of-home care; almost half of all out-of-home placed children are with kinship providers.

Courses the Alliance offers to support these placed children include:

Kinship 101: Information for Relatives and Suitable Others: Learn about how to manage financial needs and legal challenges, and get information about public and social service systems and resources. 

Relative/Kinship Caregiving: Navigating Change and Supporting the Children in Your Care: Explore how to navigate changing relationships between adults as well as the feelings and behaviors of the children involved in a kinship care situation. 

Additional support

The Alliance CaRES program offers direct support to you as you care for your relative child or child you know. Their website has information about how to sign up for services, find community assistance and more. You can also get connected directly with a mentor who can give you emotional support, share their experiences, and connect you to regional and state resources.