Supporting Kinship Caregivers

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This training is designed for social workers who are serving children placed with Kinship Caregivers, and their supervisors.  The class will prepare you to recognize and address the issues that Kinship Caregivers are most likely to confront, and those that often lead to placement disruption or impact child wellbeing.  Participants will leave with a host of written resources that may be helpful as they talk with caregivers about their needs and about the child’s needs, and as they guide caregivers in connecting to resources within and outside the department that will decrease stress and increase support for them and their families.  Participants will also practice discussing issues of concern with relative caregivers, so that they can be best prepared to have these discussions frequently and successfully with Kinship Caregivers.

Length (hours)





Social Workers, Supervisors

Dates and Locations

External Registration Required
May 8, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Marivel Rojas, MSW, LICSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106, Pine Room Map
External Registration Required
June 25, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Renee Siers, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Spokane DCFS Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, Rockpoint 3 Bldg 2nd Floor Map

The classroom is located across the street in the Rockpoint 3 Building. Room is on the 2nd floor in hallway behind the restaurant on the south east side of the building. 

External Registration Required
May 7, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Amanda White, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellencePenny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Tumwater DCFS Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501, 3rd Floor Large Training Room Map

Participants will need to concregate in the lobby of the Tumwater DCFS Office on the 2nd Floor of Building 2 at 6860 Capitol Blvd, Tumwater, WA 98504 and one of the Training Staff will escort participants to the 3rd Floor.  

Departure Times: Escort from the 2nd Floor to the 3rd Floor will leave at the following scheduled times: 

8:40 AM 
8:50 AM 
8:55 AM 

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110519

Tribal Members, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don’t have LMS access: Please register using this form