While beneficial for children, kinship care can pose considerable financial, legal, and emotional challenges for caregivers. Research has shown that kinship caregivers go to great lengths to meet the needs of the relative children, however, their efforts often come at the expense of their own personal care. Social support contributes to caregivers’ ability to provide a nurturing environment for the children in their care and ultimately leads to better outcomes for children.
There are several support groups for relatives raising children throughout Kentucky. These support groups go by many different names, and meet at different places, but they all share the same goal; to support kinship families.
Have you ever considered starting a support group for relatives raising kin in your area? Check out this manual developed by the University of Kentucky and the co-chair of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky, Doug Burnham.
Have questions about starting a support group? Need additional information?
Contact Shannon Moody 1-888-825-5592 X126, firstname.lastname@example.org