Kinship Empowerment

Foster Kinship’s Easter Picnic a Success!

April 1, 2013 – LAS VEGAS, NV: Local 501c3 nonprofit Foster Kinship held an Easter egg hunt and picnic for kinship families Saturday March 30th at Children’s Memorial Park. Over 260 individual who are raising their relative’s children were signed up to attend, and over 40 people volunteered to assist.…

We say “Thanks” with our first Family Fun Night November 9th!

Kinship caregivers and their families are invited to our first family fun night! Are you raising your relative’s children in Clark County? Foster Kinship and The Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living invite you to a fun free family night to give you the “thanks” you deserve for providing kinship…

Guardianship Resources in Nevada

If you are caring for your relative and foresee it will be longer than a few weeks, you may want to establish legal standing so that you are able to protect the child, provide some stability and be able to make medical and educational decisions for the child. One way…

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): What Nevada Kinship Caregivers Need to Know

According to recent reports[1], less than 12% of kinship families receive TANF support, even though nearly 100% of the children in these families are eligible. Most children living apart from their parents- including those living with family members- are eligible for cash assistance through TANF, even if the family member…

New Report Highlights Strengths, Needs of Kinship Caregivers

The Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT policy report “Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families” was released last week, and shines a bright light on the strengths of kinship caregivers as well as the needs of kinship families. Kinship care refers to…

Increasing Empowerment for Kinship Caregivers

For many individuals raising their relative’s children, a loss of control and lack of empowerment are fundamental issues. While the situations surrounding the need for the kinship care relationship may be overwhelming and traumatic, it is important for caregivers to re-establish or maintain some level of empowerment in order to…

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