Kinship Information Sessions
The right information early on will allow kinship caregivers to make the best decisions for their family at the right time!
Kinship Information Sessions for those who have recently received a relative placement through the Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS). The 90-minute sessions are held twice a month and include time for questions:
- 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).
These sessions are free and provide information on the Kinship Care Road Map, the licensing process, child-only TANF, Foster Kinship enrollment sessions and community resources. Register here.
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 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. Childcare can be provided. Registration must be done through the DFS licensing worker. Call (702) 455-7409.
Enough Abuse – Prevent Child Sex Abuse Training
Foster Kinship has taken the pledge to join the Enough Abuse Campaign to prevent child sexual abuse in Clark County, NV.
We now offer two workshops to foster, adoptive, and relative/fictive kin caregivers to increase their capacity to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse.
“Understanding & Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children” (URSBC) is a 3 hour interactive workshop designed for caregivers and others who have contact with children and/or their families.
Attendees will increase their knowledge & skills to:
• Identify “developmentally expected” sexual behaviors of children and youth;
• Distinguish developmentally expected behaviors from those that might be inappropriate, coercive, abusive or illegal;
• Respond to all sexual behaviors in ways that promote the healthy development of children and that supports bystanders who may be affected.
“It’s Not Just Jenna: A True Story of Child Sexual Abuse and Survival” is a 2-hour workshop that teaches us about child sexual abuse and how to prevent it.
The learning goals of this video and discussion are to educate participants about:
• Behavior signs to be aware of in adults that might indicate they pose a risk to children and teens;
• Ways sexual abusers “groom” or establish trust with potential victims and their families;
• Behavior signs to look for in children or teens that may indicate they are being or have been sexually abused;
• Reasons that make it difficult for victims or child sexual abuse to tell;
• How to respond if we see behavior signs in an adult that indicate they might pose a risk to children and teens; and
• How to respond if we see behavior signs in a child or teen that raises concerns they may have been or are being sexually abused.
If interested, please sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/
Each workshop will be limited to the first 10 participants.
Parenting Education Course
Offered by Chicanos Por La Causa, this free 8-week parenting course offered both in English and Spanish will teach a variety of skills and provide insight into creating a safe and healthy home environment. Open to kinship caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, and biological parents. Foster Kinship will provide free childcare for attendees. Please register here.