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What Helping Professionals Need to Know About Kincare

November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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About this Webinar:

Across the United States, family members provide homes and care for children whose parents cannot care for them. These kincare arrangements include all children who receive care from grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins and close family members (sometimes not family at all) for a period of time. Informal kinship caregivers offer love and stability to these children through their role but many have limited resources and struggle to assume the “burden” of playing a primary parenting role.

This session explores the issue of kincare, as well as identifies risk and protective factors for both the caregivers and the children, and examines resources to support kincare families.

Learning Objectives

  • Define kincare and describe it as an emerging trend.
  • Identify risk and protective factors for the caregiver.
  • Identify risk and protective factors for the child(ren).
  • Examine resources to support kincare families.

On-Demand Recording:


Andrew Crocker
Extension Program Specialist, Gerontology & Health
Family & Community Health
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Kacy Mixon, Ph.D., LMFT
Assistant Professor & OneOp Family Development Project Director
College of Education and Human Services
Valdosta State University

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Continuing Education

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Event Materials

Webinar Flyer (PDF)

Presentation Slides (PDF)

US HHS – Kincare

University Maine Certificate in Grandfamilies Leadership 

Generations United

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November 13, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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