Support and assistance to the relatives of children who are not involved in a foster or adoptive placement.
A kinship caregiver is a relative by blood or marriage who has been placed in the role of caregiver for a child. This may be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or other relative. The home arrangement may be formal or informal; temporary or permanent.
Assist kinship caregivers in utilizing services to meet the needs of the children they are raising
Promote effective partnerships among public and private agencies to provide resources and support to families
Develop an information and referral system to assist kinship caregivers and youth
Develop partnerships with community agencies who may interact with relative caregivers
Provide in-service training to community partners and relative caregivers