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Kinship Orientation Sessions

Kinship Orientation Sessions

Kinship Orientation Sessions


Foster Kinship & Clark County Department of Family Services LogosFoster Kinship has partnered with the Clark County Department of Family Services to offer free kinship orientation sessions to all new relative and fictive kin caregivers who are caring for a child in the child welfare system. While the orientations are geared towards new caregivers, those who are caring for a child in foster care who want more information on resources available may also find the sessions useful. The first session will be August 17th, 2015.

Orientation Topics: 

  • The Kinship Care Road Map- a helpful overview of options in the child welfare system (Download a free copy here: 2015-07-21 – DFS Kinship Roadmap Brochure)
  • Understanding the difference between being a licensed and unlicensed caregiver
  • The financial benefits available to licensed and unlicensed caregivers
  • Partnering with the Department of Family Services
  • Local and national kinship supports and resources
  • Opportunity to sign up for free Child-Only TANF enrollment sessions

Sessions will be facilitated by Alison Caliendo, MA. Alison is the founder and director of Foster Kinship, a 501c3 providing support, advocacy and case management to kinship families in Clark County, NV.

Session Date/Time/Location Information: 

  • The 1st Saturday of each month at 2:30 PM in the Red Rock Room at 701K N Pecos, 89101 (Child Haven Campus). The first date will be September 5th. 
  • The 3rd Monday of each month at 6 PM in the Carson City Room at 121 MLK Blvd, 89106 (Central Campus). The first session will be this month- August 17th. 
  • The Kinship Orientation Session is also available to watch online anytime
These sessions are free and RSVP is not required. For questions, call (702) 546-9988.
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