Coaching for Caregivers: Kinship 101
7102

This 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

Delivery Method: 
Coaching Session
Training Level: 
In-Service
Hours: 
.5; 1; 1.5; 2; 2.5; 3
Audience: 
Caregivers
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Yes
Registration Instructions: 

To request a coaching session, contact a Child Welfare Trainer in your area:

Eastern Washington

Region 1-Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan Counties: contact Sherry Colomb at scolomb1@uw.edu

Regions 1 and 2- Asotin, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima Counties: contact Patty Orona at po5@uw.edu

Regions 1 and 2- Adams, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Walla Walla, Whitman Counties: contact Ryan Krueger at krry300@uw.edu

Region 1- Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens Counties: contact Kebbie Green at kgreen10@uw.edu

Western Washington

Region 3- Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom Counties: contact Joan Sager at sagerj2@uw.edu

Region 4 - King County: 

Seattle and East County- contact Gracia Hahn at hahng@uw.edu or El-Freda Stephenson at elfreda@uw.edu:
includes Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Preston, Redmond, Sammamish, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Woodinville

South East, South West, South County- contact El-Freda Stephenson at elfreda@uw.edu:
Includes Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Burien, Covington, Des Moines,  Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Pacific, Ravensdale, Redondo, Renton, Sea-Tac, Seahurst, Skyway, Tukwila

West and South County- contact Gracia Hahn at hahng@uw.edu: includes Baring, Burton, Grotto, Lake City, Shoreline, Skykomish, Vashon Island, West Seattle

Region 5- Pierce County: contact Stephanie Rodrigues at steph75@uw.edu

Regions 5 and 6- Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap Counties: contact Linda Soltero at lfrago@uw.edu

Region 6- Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, Wahkiakum Counties: contact Penny Michel at mpen300@uw.edu

Region 6- Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania Counties: contact Shelby Russell-Hays at shha@uw.edu

Contact Michael Tyers with any questions at tyersm@uw.edu