Education & Support
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. Please RSVP in advance of the meeting to help inform planning.
Topics may include the following:
- Reducing stress in your life
- Being a grandparent or older relative who parents younger children
- Managing challenges with the child's adult parent
- Forgiveness and resentments
- Financial support and area resources
- Legal issues of kinship caregiving
- Personal relationship changes
- Raising a troubled or traumatized child
- Parenting with love and limits
Kinship Caregiver Support and Education Webinars
Kinship Family Support Services is now offering webinars through Support Group Central! These professionally-led, educational webinars discuss a variety of topics ranging from financial resources to navigating trauma. All of these webinars are accessible from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Join us for an upcoming session!
Our sincere thanks to The Brookdale Foundation for its generous support in making these webinars possible.
Kinship Caregiver Support and Education Group
To protect the health and safety of the individuals we serve, as well as that of our employees and volunteers, we have suspended all in-person Support and Education Group sessions until further notice. We are now providing these sessions online through Support Groups Central.
Online sessions will be held the first Saturday of every month, starting April 4, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m..
To join: View our upcoming meeting calendar, create a new free member account, if you haven't already and then click on preferred date and time to register.
Parenting Across Generations
To protect the health and safety of the individuals we serve, as well as that of our employees and volunteers, we have suspended all in-person Parenting Across Generations sessions until further notice. We are now providing Parenting Across Generations sessions online through Support Groups Central.
Online sessions will be held every Monday, starting March 23, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
To join: View our upcoming meeting calendar, create a new free member account, if you haven't already and then click on the preferred date and time to register.
Annual Kinship Family Caregiver Conference & Resource Fair
Our fall Kinship Family Caregiver Conference and Resource Fair is free and features informational speakers, specialized education and resources on financial needs, legal options, medical care and educational support.
More than a dozen representatives from government, nonprofit and private organizations who help with legal issues, mental health concerns, food support and health services are on-hand to meet with kinship caregivers.
Past presentations have included: Advocating for Your Child in School, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Kinship Legal Options and Your Child’s Physical Development.
Take advantage of free online learning opportunities that provide kinship caregivers with resources to better understand the kinship family experience, its challenges, and how to support the health and wellness of both caregivers and children.
Kinship Family Support Services can also provide individualized kinship caregiver education upon request. Call 651.917.4640 for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org