Kinship Support Groups, Live Webinars & Events

Support Groups, Live Webinars & Events

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

See calendar below for schedule.


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

See calendar below for schedule.

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


Live Webinars

Take advantage of our free, live webinars that provide kinship caregivers with resources to understand the kinship family experience, its challenges, and how to support the health and wellness of caregivers and children.  The topics vary from month to month.

Minnesota kinship caregivers who are caring for a relative’s or friend’s child are welcome to access our services at no cost. We provide resource and support navigation to both kinship caregivers outside the child welfare system (informal caregivers) and those inside the child welfare system (caregivers who are caring for children who might be receiving foster care services).

View a list of upcoming webinars and register to attend

See calendar below for schedule.



Join us for in-person family events that offer space for kinship families like yours to relax, have fun and connect with other caregivers.  These events happen periodically throughout the year.  To view and register for upcoming events, please see the calendar below.


All upcoming support group sessions, live webinars and events are listed in this calendar.  To view details, please click on each individual listing.  To register, click the link provided in each listing.

If you have any questions, please email warmline@lssmn.org.


Kinship Family Support Services