As Kinship caregivers, your opinions are important and necessary in order to understand how we as a state can better serve our kinship families. By sharing your thoughts and views effectively, you can help others understand the unique challenges in caring for relative and non-relative children, including ways we can create more effective services to support kinship families. In this webinar, we will talk with Shannon Moody of Kentucky Youth Advocates to explore the importance of advocacy in creating change, how kinship caregivers can advocate, current advocacy efforts in Kentucky, and how you can participate! Come, listen, and learn how to Make Your Voice Heard for Kinship Care in Kentucky!
About the Trainer:
Shannon Moody, PhD, MSSW, CSW, Chief Policy and Strategy Officer at Kentucky Youth Advocates, has over a decade of experience within the child policy sphere, working closely with advocates, lawmakers, individuals with lived experience, government agency administrators and professionals who serve kids and families directly. Dr. Moody has been instrumental in engaging kinship caregivers, youth in the foster care system, parents and professionals in identifying policy and state-level program solutions to address barriers to equitable access to critical supports. Prior to systems change experience, Shannon worked directly with youth in the education, juvenile justice and child welfare systems and worked with adults with traumatic brain injury and severe autism.
Please note: Although this LIVE webinar is designed to be an informative, educational, and helpful resource for kinship families caring for relative or fictive kin children, anyone is welcome to attend including foster parents, professionals, students, or community members.
It is our hope that by participating in this LIVE webinar, attendees will receive educational and helpful information. However, it is important to note that this webinar is not approved for foster parent training credit or CEU’s as attendance is not monitored during the webinar event.