Do No Harm: Engaging Parent and Kinship Families

Learn about the value of kinship placements when children and youth must live outside their birth parents’ homes. 

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States

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Research shows that when children and youth must live outside their birth parents’ homes, they often fare better in kinship placements. Presenters discuss the importance of supporting the continuum of kinship care (e.g., relatives, grandparents, fictive kin), showing empathy to parents rather than stigmatizing them, and understanding the role of child welfare professionals along this continuum. 

Use this video with the CWVE 2022 Learning Experience Discussion Guide, which provides a description of the topic, reflection questions for individual learning, and conversation starters and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners to explore together. 

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). Do no harm: Engaging parent and kinship families. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

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