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Does Kin Caregiver Training Delivered to Different Groups and Through Different Methods Yield the Same Results?

September 11, 2024 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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Headshots of Dr. Joseph Crumbley and Dr. Angelique Day

Learn from the findings of a trauma-informed kin caregiver training program that is being implemented in one state to assess the efficacy and utility of this intervention among a sample of formal kinship caregivers (who are receiving the training as part of training licensure requirements) and an informal sample of caregivers who are participating in the training as part of a support group infrastructure.  This research is designed to understand how kinship training can best be delivered to these different groups of kinship caregivers in meaningful ways.  Informal caregivers often do not have access to the same resources as their formal kinship caregiver counterparts.  This study will support the field in better understanding how we can develop kinship training equity, including how best to structure and deliver training content in ways that meet the needs of both of these important, but unique populations. 

Learning objectives:  

  • Participants will learn strategies on how to offer licensing training content to kinship caregivers that is meaningful and relevant to meet their parenting needs 
  • Participants will learn about the utility of using support group infrastructures as a method to deliver kinship parenting training context 
  • Participants will gain information on how caregiver education can be structured in ways that acknowledge and meet the differing needs of formal and informal kinship caregivers 

Presenters:  

  • Dr. Joseph Crumbley, Family Therapist, Trainer & Consultant, and Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network Subject Matter Expert 
  • Dr. Angelique Day, Associate Professor, University of Washington – Seattle, School of Social Work, and Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network Subject Matter Expert 

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