On Tuesday, September 20, 2022 the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network hosted a webinar titled Family Dynamics in Kinship Families: Implications for Services and Programs. Dr. Joseph Crumbley, now retired, spent 38 years practicing social work as a family therapist, consultant, author, and trainer, specializing in adoption, foster care, and kinship care.
During the webinar, Dr. Crumbley presented valuable information related to how a family changes when a child is placed in kinship care, including videos in which he interacts with kinship caregivers and has discussions with them about their family’s experiences in kinship care. Also on the call were many different child welfare service organizations and individuals with lived experience. Dr. Crumbley was extremely responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable and provided a multitude of resources about kinship care, including this training.