Coaching for Caregivers: Kinship 101

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: 
.5; 1; 1.5; 2; 2.5; 3
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

To request this coaching session, please use the list below to identify your local trainer. When emailing them, state in the subject line “Request for Coaching for Caregivers: Kinship 101”.

Eastern Washington

Region 1—Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan Counties: contact Sherry Colomb at

Regions 1 and 2—Asotin, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima Counties: contact Patty Orona at

Regions 1 and 2—Adams, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Walla Walla, Whitman Counties: contact Ryan Krueger at

Region 1—Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens Counties: contact Kebbie Green at

Western Washington

Region 3—Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom Counties (except some South Snohomish County locations—see below): contact Joan Sager at

Region 3—South Snohomish County: Snohomish, Brier, Mill Creek, Monroe, Gold Bar, Index, Edmonds, Mukilteo: contact Gracia Hahn at

Region 4—North King County/Central and West King County: Lake Forrest Park, Bothell, Shoreline, Kenmore, Woodinville, Duvall, Mercer Is., Newcastle, Snoqualmie, North Bend, West Seattle: contact Gracia Hahn at

Region 4—City of Seattle, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah: contact Gracia Hahn at or El-Freda Stephenson at

Region 4—Central King County/South King County: Tukwila, Burien, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Vashon Is., Kent, Des Moines, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Auburn, Black Diamond, Milton, Pacific, Enumclaw: contact El-Freda Stephenson at

Region 5—Pierce County: contact Stephanie Rodrigues at

Regions 5 and 6—Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap Counties: contact Linda Soltero at

Region 6—Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, Wahkiakum Counties: contact Penny Michel at

Region 6—Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania Counties: contact Shelby Russell-Hays at

Contact Michael Tyers with any questions at