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Identifying and Engaging Untapped Partners to Support Kinship Families

June 13, 2023

Headshots of Dr. Anita Rogers, Beth Lindley, Rev. Dr. Scott Ness, Andrew Russo, and David Sherman

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Working with previously untapped community partners helps kinship-serving agencies to better empower and sustain kinship families. The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network hosted a webinar on June 13, 2023 with a panel representing national organizations – including Family Resource Centers – that have local programming in communities across the country.  They shared how and why they began supporting kinship families and provide you with strategies for approaching untapped collaborators and working with them in your communities.  Please listen to the webinar recording to learn more!

By expanding your partnerships, you can reach a wider array of kinship families and offer them additional services, while your new partners learn more about kinship families and expand their service reach too.  It’s a win-win! 

Our Moderator: Dr. Anita Rogers, Senior Fellow, Generations United

Our Panelists:

Beth A. Lindley, Director, Kinship Care Resource Center: A Michigan State University School of Social Work Community Program

Rev. Dr. Scott M. Ness, Senior Pastor, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Andrew Russo, M.A., Co-Founder & Director, National Family Support Network

David Sherman, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mountain Region

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