Coaching for Caregivers: Kinship 101

This 1.5 hour Coaching Session for Caregivers covers the financial, legal, and emotional challenges of raising a relative’s child. Services and support when raising a relative’s child can be a lifesaver.  Often kinship caregivers do not access the benefits which are available to them. This coaching session will address the issues that Kinship Caregivers struggle with most at an individual level:

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

This 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.   

Audience Description: 

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Caregiver Skills
Working with Agencies
Delivery Method: 
Coaching Session
Training Level: 
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

How to request coaching sessions

Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments. Coaches are available to provide individual sessions. Once a request is made, the Alliance Caregiver Education and Training Administrator (CETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach and the learner. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner so the learner’s training record will reflect completed coaching.

Please direct all questions and requests to the Caregiver Education and Training Administrator (CETA) via email to Michael Tyers at