Supporting the Kinship Triad: A Training CurriculumBy:
Today, children living with relatives represent the fastest-growing population of children served in child welfare. This five-day curriculum gives public and private agency workers an understanding and appreciation of kinship care, and a professional foundation for working with the kinship triad: the child, parent, and caregiver. Supporting the Kinship Triad offers participants a clear and concrete service-delivery model that is time-limited, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and rooted in family preservation. Participants learn how assessment applies to kinship care, how to use specific interventions to support a kinship living arrangement, and how kinship care fits into the larger context of permanency planning for children. The curriculum uses a "triad family system" approach to provide a context, including specific guidelines for conducting an extended family meeting.
The curriculum is comprised of a 3-ring binder, with dividers designating each day's session. Resource materials provided with the curriculum, which participants can use both in training and as an on-the-job reference, include tools for working with families.
CWLA Stock Number: 7336
Publication Date: 1999