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ERIC Number: ED478785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 261
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0878680-848-X
A Tradition of Caring: Information Resources, and Support for Kinship Families. Carebook.
Cunningham, Laurie; Mathews, Joanne; Budlong, Michael; Brown-Manning, Robyn; Moore, Jane; Satterfield, Mattie; Watson, Janet; Zuskin, Ron
This workbook for kinship care providers is designed to be used with a comprehensive 6-module, 9-session curriculum, providing caregivers with 27 hours of information and support related to kinship care. Sessions are designed to facilitate interaction and the sharing of experiences and support among participants. Meetings utilize a task-based strengths-oriented approach to learning whereby participant each develop a comprehensive individualized action plan for accessing needed resources and meeting identified family needs. The carebook is organized in 10 parts, the first 9 corresponding to the meeting topics: (1) introduction: a tradition of caring, introducing participants to the program and to one another and including an individualized assessment; (2) understanding the child welfare system; (3) supporting healthy development and managing loss; (4) identifying and meeting special needs for children who have been separated from their parents and might have experienced trauma and loss; (5) providing guidance and discipline; (6) maintaining family connections; (7) connecting children to safe, nurturing, lifelong relationships; (8) the kinship experience: family change; (9) finding and using resources to meet the caregivers' and children's needs; and (10) tips for promoting safety, permanence, and well-being. For each module, the following information is provided: (1) goals and objectives for participants; (2) meeting agenda; and (3) self-assessment forms, action plan forms, and other materials used in the meetings. The workbook concludes with a list of resources for kinship caregivers and a 27-item annotated bibliography. (KB)
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Publications Ordering Department, P.O. Box 2019, Annapolis Junction, MD 20797-0118 ($199.95). Tel: 800-407-6273 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.