Kinship 101: Information for Relatives and Suitable Others

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Description

The financial, legal, and emotional issues of raising a relative’s child can be challenging. Services and support when raising a relative’s child can be a lifesaver.  Kinship caregiving in all of its forms is becoming increasingly common.  Recent WA State child welfare data (Partners for Our Children-1/1/2015)   show that 41 percent of children in out of home care are living with a relative.  Many more children are living with relatives or other close family friends informally, without the ongoing supervision of the state’s foster care system. 

Often kinship caregivers do not access the benefits which are available to them. This class will address the issues that Kinship Caregivers struggle with most:

  1. Financial Needs
  2. Legal Challenges
  3. Navigating public service systems
  4. Needing more social services
  5. Information about resources/caregiving

This 2.5 hour in-service class is designed for licensed and unlicensed caregivers caring for children currently or previously involved in the dependency system.  Caregiver Core Training (CCT) is not a prerequisite. However, this course is supplemental to CCT for kinship caregivers, and can be a field experience during CCT.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Length (hours)

2.5

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Caregivers

Audience Description

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Dates and Locations

 
Aberdeen
Classroom
November 28, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:30am
Trainers:
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Aberdeen, Aberdeen DCFS Office 415 West Wishkah STE 2B Aberdeen WA 98520 Map

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Penny Michel, at mpen300@uw.edu or call 360.402.4040

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com  
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Kent
Classroom
June 17, 2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Trainers:
El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Kent, King South DCFS Office 1313 W Meeker ST STE 102 Kent WA 98032, Tahoma Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Elfreda@uw.edu.

This course is eligible for STARS credit. Please contact Michael Tyers at Tyersm@uw.edu or (425) 268-9375, for more information.

Mt. Vernon
Classroom
July 26, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
Joan Sager, MEd, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Mt. Vernon DCFS Office 900 East College Way Mt. Vernon WA 98273 Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

* Certificates of completion are provided at the end of class after Field Experience is completed.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Entrance is at the back of the building, between the two buildings, see signs

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Joan Sager, MEd, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or need more information at Sagerj2@uw.edu

Omak
Classroom
July 30, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
Sherry Colomb , BA, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Omak DCFS Office 130 South Main Omak WA 98841-3729 Map

 

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Do not bring children/youth with you to this class as NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Need registration help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

 Sherry Colomb is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class. You may contact her for questions or if you need more information at scolomb1@uw.edu or 509-322-2552

 This course is eligible for STARS credit. Please contact Michael Tyers at Tyersm@uw.edu or (425) 268-9375, for more information.

Port Angeles
Classroom
June 19, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Trainers:
Robert Judd, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Port Angeles DCFS Office 201 West First Street STE 2 Port Angeles WA 98362, Ballroom Map

Come to the back of the building (parking lot side) to be let in.

No children please!  There is no childcare available.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Robert Judd, at juddre@uw.edu or 360.316.6037

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com  
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Redmond
Classroom
June 16, 2018 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Trainers:
El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Redmond, Overlake Christian Church 9900 Willows Road NE Redmond WA 98052, Lobby Room South Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Elfreda@uw.edu.

This course is eligible for STARS credit. Please contact Michael Tyers at Tyersm@uw.edu or (425) 268-9375, for more information.

Seattle
Classroom
June 23, 2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Yolonda Marzest, MSW, MHP, Child Welfare Training Manager, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106, Alpine Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Yolonda Marzest, MSW, MHP is the Child Welfare Training Manager for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at YMarzest@uw.edu

Spokane
Classroom
August 16, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Kebbie Green, Continuing Education Coordinator / Trainer, Adoptive Parent, Foster Parent, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Spokane DCFS Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, SW Conference Room Map

Spokane DCFS Office

1313 N Atlantic Ave 99201 Suite 2000

2nd floor / Southwest Conference Room

- Park on the second floor of the parking garage and walk  across sky bridge to back door (glass).

- Doors will open about 15 minutes prior to class starting.

- NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED, and persons under the age of 18 are not permitted due to the sensitive nature of this class.

- Please feel free to bring your own food and/or snacks, coffee, tea and hot chocolate provided!

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.