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The Annie E. Casey Foundation and ChildFocus are pleased to announce the launch of the Child Welfare Peer Kinship Network.  Through an interactive listserv and resource sharing webinars, the network connects state and local public child welfare agencies to explore best practices in kinship care.  This network is a practical resource to support efforts to help children who are involved in the child welfare system stay connected to kin.


What's the purpose of the Child Welfare Peer Kinship Network?

  • Learn from child welfare peers around the country about policies and practices to support kinship families
  • Connect with peers who can help you resolve any challenges you face with your kinship care work
  • Learn about the latest research, federal policy opportunities, and other national resources to support your work 

How do I get on board?

If you work in a state, county, regional or local public child welfare agency and are primarily responsible for policy and practice improvements in kinship care, please join by clicking this link: or emailing Tiffany Allen at


We anticipate that this network will be the start of a great collaboration to support kinship families involved with the child welfare system. 

Current Materials for Review and Sharing

Webinar on Resource Sharing (July 24, 2014)

PowerPoint Slides

Webinar Recording


-Kinship Consideration Process


 - UC Kinship Protocol

1013 Instructions

1013 -  Kinship Exception Request Form 

Policy 16.20

Policy 16.59 

Webinar on Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards (September 23, 2014)



PowerPoint Slides

Webinar Recording

Webinar on Kinship Diversion (November 19, 2014)

- PowerPoint Slides

- Webinar Recording (we regret that the recording does not include the first 5 minutes of the webinar.)

 Webinar on Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (December 9, 2014)

- PowerPoint Slides

- Webinar Recording 

Webinar on Kinship Treatment Foster Care (May 6, 2015)

- PowerPoint Slides

Webinar on Engaging Kin:  Lessons from WA State (August 10, 2015)

-PowerPoint Slides

-Webinar Recording

-Washington State Kinship Care Website,

Webinar on Grandfamilies Advocacy Network Demonstration (GrAND)  (September 22, 2015)

-PowerPoint Slides

-Webinar Recording

Webinar on Models of Training and Education for Kinship Caregivers  (February 25, 2016)

-PowerPoint Slides (Please note that these PowerPoint slides have some corrections and additions since the original webinar aired.)

-Webinar Recording

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