ERIC Number: ED438082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting the Kinship Triad.
Jackson, Sondra; Mathews, Joanne L.
Noting that the application of a child-centered, family-focused casework practice model has been difficult in kinship care, this training curriculum describes how to work with the "kinship triad," the child, the birth family, and the kinship caregiver, to provide the child with the greatest possible sense of connections and continuity. The program is directed to field practitioners currently providing services to children in kinship care, or preparing to do so, and is geared towards the needs after the decision has been made to place the child with the kinship caregiver. Part 1 of the manual delineates guiding principles for service delivery, presents characteristics of the kinship care delivery model, provides an overview of the curriculum, details trainer qualifications, and discusses ways to use the manual. Part 2 presents seven training modules for use by trainers, totaling 28 hours of training over 6 days: (1) introduction to kinship care; (2) kinship care service delivery model; (3) assessing the triad family system; (4) the extended family meeting; (5) intervention strategies and service techniques; (6) culturally competent kinship care; and (7) terminating services in kinship care. Each training module lists the competency to be covered, related learning objectives, the session length, participant resources, materials, and training content, with the activities numbered sequentially. Part 3 is an appendix listing worker competencies covered in each module. (Contains 21 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Caseworkers, Child Welfare, Curriculum, Foster Care, Foster Children, Foster Family, Learning Modules, Professional Development, Social Work, Training Objectives
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.