Family bonds support children

September is National Kinship Care Month! Extended family members and nonrelative caregivers play a significant role in caring for children when their parents are having a difficult time and are unable to provide for the child as needed. These kinship caregivers offer a healthy, safe and loving environment for vulnerable children who may have experienced trauma, neglect or parental loss. 

Family is important to many of us. Beyond simple biology, there are many meaningful things we share with our family, from traditions to stories. We treasure what we share and those we share it with. Kinship caregivers maintain strong family connections that are needed to raise children. 

Stepping forward to care for a relative or close family friend is an expression of love, as well as a significant personal commitment. During National Kinship Care Month – and throughout the year – we salute kinship caregivers for their commitment, because no one else could do a better job caring for children other than their family. To find resources for kinship caregivers, please visit https://dhs.georgia.gov/kinship-care-portal.

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Sep
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Webinar: Kinship Care Month | The importance of self-care

Join us as we discuss ways you can care for yourself and create support systems to help prevent burnout.

Sep
8

North District: Kinship Care Month Tool Kit Pick Up

In recognition of National Kinship Care Month, the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will be distributing kinship “tool kits.”

Sep
10

Webinar: Kinship Care Month | Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress

Join us to learn how to recognize the symptoms and prevent STS when you, or another family member, are experiencing it.

Sep
14

South District: Kinship Care Month Tool Kit Pick Up

In recognition of National Kinship Care Month, the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will be distributing kinship “tool kits.”

Sep
17

Webinar: Kinship Care Month | Navigating the courts

Our panel members will provide guidance on which court to engage as well as when, and what legal representation is the most appropriate for your family’s needs.

Sep
21

Metro Atlanta: Kinship Care Month Tool Kit Pick Up

In recognition of National Kinship Care Month, the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will be distributing kinship “tool kits.”

Sep
22

Webinar | Programs & Services for Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren

Learn information on services and programs available to grandparents serving as caregivers for their grandchildren

Sep
24

Webinar: Kinship Care Month | Couponing and coin counting

How to utilize couponing and other cost saving methods to stretch your dollar!