The Child Welfare Training Program includes new caregiver information sessions and kinship licensing classes, car seat safety classes and car seat education classes for families involved with Clark County Department of Family Services. All trainings are designed to increase the safety, stability, and nurturing capacity of kinship families.
Kinship Information Sessions
Accurate information early on will allow kinship caregivers working with the child welfare system to make the best decisions for their family at the right time!
Kinship Information Sessions are held twice a month for those who have recently received a relative placement through the Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS). Sessions cover information on the Kinship Care Road Map, the kinship licensing process, child-only TANF, Foster Kinship Navigation Services, and community resources for kin families. The 90-minute sessions are free and include time for questions. Register here.
- The 1st Saturday of each month at 2:30 PM in the Red Rock Room at 701K N Pecos, 89101 (Child Haven Campus).
- The 3rd Monday of each month at 6 PM in the Carson City Room at 121 MLK Blvd, 89106 (Central Campus).
Kinship Care Road Map
The Kinship Care Roadmap is designed to give new kinship caregivers with Clark County, NV Department of Family Services a clear and straightforward overview of the decisions they have control over and provides necessary information on financial and legal differences so they can make the best choices for their family at the right time. It also outlines the rights and responsibilities of working with the child welfare system and the court timelines. For an overview of the Road Map, please attend a Kinship Information Session. Download a copy of the Kinship Care Road Map: 2015-07-21 – DFS Kinship Roadmap Brochure
Watch the Kinship Orientation Session Online
Kinship Licensing Training
Foster Kinship facilitates the kinship licensing training classes “Caring for Our Own” for the Department of Family Services. The five required classes are three hours long and taken over five weeks. Classes are held at the Foster Kinship offices located at 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032. Childcare can be provided. Registration must be done through the DFS kinship licensing, ICPC, or adoption worker. Call (702) 546-9988 to get started.
Car Seat and CPR/First Aid Education Classes
Each class is offered three times a month and is free for kinship caregivers who have an open case with CPS. To register, call 702-546-9988.