You made the choice to step in and provide care for a child when they needed it. This choice changed the day-to-day rhythms of your life and the life of the child or children you are caring for. As a grandparent or relative caregiver, this choice also changed your relationship with the child(ren)’s parents and sometimes with other adults in your family. In this course, we will explore how family relationships between adults have change and how you feel about these changes. We will learn and practice solution-focused communication skills that might help in navigating relationships with the parents of the child(ren) you are caring for. Lastly, we will review resources and sources of support to help lighten your load.
Relative or Kin caregivers, as well as others who had a relationship with the child and the child’s family prior to the placement of the child into your care.
- If you are on the course information page, choose a class from the list below and click the Caregivers Register Here link.
- If you are on the class information page, review the Special Information section for guidance about the class, requirements, and how to receive help.
- Next, click the Register for this class button on the right or below. A website profile/account is required and you must be logged in first.
- A confirmation email will arrive sharing the class details from this page with you. The webinar URL is not included in this email. Learn more in FAQs.
This course is one of two that are focused on supporting kin caregivers to navigate the changes in their family relationships. The other focuses on understanding and supporting the children placed with you as they experience complicated feelings about their parents and their new living situation. We highly encourage you to sign up for the partner course to this one, “Raising Your Relative: Supporting the Child in Your Care (webinar)” -- https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/content/raising-your-relative-suppor... -- which focuses on understanding and supporting the children placed in your care.