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Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training – Kentucky Youth Advocates: Navigating the Child Welfare System as a Kinship Family

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Navigating the child welfare system as a kinship family

Last year, Kentucky Youth Advocates worked in collaboration with child welfare stakeholders (including relative and fictive caregivers) getting feedback on the common issues they faced when first involved in the system. To learn more about what we heard, see the compiled report here: https://kyyouth.org/lessons-learned-from-navigating-the-system/

Throughout 2024, KYA is sharing this information with current and former child welfare-involved persons, as well as professionals who serve them, through informational and discussion sessions. We will also present developed resource cards addressing rights, navigation, and support needs.

If you are a current or former kinship caregiver, run a support or advocacy group, or provide mentorship, then come and join us! We will explore the common themes we heard during the focus groups and provide action steps each of you can take to advocate for yourself and others and both find and share resources. Kinship caregivers and those who support them are not alone!


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.