Foster 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.
- 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