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Kinship Caregiver Education & Support

Education & Support

Grandfather and Older Child

Support and Education Groups

Our support and education groups provide a safe and empathetic space to be among people who identify and understand the joys and challenges of kinship caregiving — caring for the child of a relative or friend. Participation in these groups can be done in-person or online through Zoom.

Topics may include:

  • Understanding mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Improving self-care and managing stress.
  • Financial support and area resources.
  • Legal issues of kinship caregiving.
  • Keeping my family strong: protective factors.
  • Raising a child who may have experienced trauma.
  • Parenting with love and limits.

Kinship Family Support and Education Group

First Saturday of Every Month From 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Join with other kinship caregivers — those caring for a relative's or friend's child — to receive mutual support, resources and great information specifically for you, the caregiver.  We want to support each other and build upon our successes!

Register for an upcoming session


Parenting Across Generations Group

First and Third Friday of Every Month From 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

This group provides education, information and mutual support for kinship caregivers. We will discuss thoughtful topics that can help you in your role as a kinship caregiver such as child development, relationships with adult children, understanding trauma, mental health resources and more!  

Register for an upcoming session


Our sincere thanks to Trellis and the Minnesota Department of Human Services for their generous support in making these education and support groups possible.




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