Today, nearly 2.7 million children are in kinship care in the United States. Don't miss these resourceful webinars from our partners at CTAC focused on supporting kinship caregivers and families.
"Kinship Care 101"
Tuesday, January 28 - 12:30 PM
Kinship Care 101 will cover the basics of kinship care: looking closely at the characteristics of both children and caregivers, their needs, and how children come into kinship care. The webinar reviews the specialized kinship services available from the NYS Unified Kinship System of Care and describes many of the benefits and rights associated with kinship families.
"Financial Assistance for Kinship Caregivers"
Tuesday, February 11 - 12:30 PM
Kinship caregivers often inquire about their access to financial assistance. This webinar walks through the “child only” (non-parent) public assistance grants as well as other benefits such as Medicaid, childcare and summer camp fees. The webinar also reviews financial assistance available to qualifying caregivers, including foster care maintenance payments, KinGAP payments, Social Security payments and Supplemental Security Income benefits.