This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers.

How can child welfare professionals help kinship caregivers succeed? What are some of the ethical issues social workers face when working with kinship families? In this course, we talk about these issues with LaNette Jacobs, an aunt raising her two nephews; Marla Galvan, a licensed clinical social worker and Foster Care Strategic Consultant for Child Welfare Information Gateway; Dr. Ali Caliendo, the Executive Director of Foster Kinship, a nonprofit support of kinship families in Nevada; and Jaia Lent, the Deputy Executive Director at Generations United where she provides direction for the National Center on Grandfamilies.

Outline for Partnering with Relatives for Kinship Care.pdf

Participants will be able to:

  • List 3 emotions typically experienced by kinship caregivers.
  • List two boundaries that are often difficult for kinship caregivers to navigate.
  • Detail 3 things kinship caregivers can do to aid in family reunification.
  • Discuss common ethical issues social workers may face when working with kinship caregivers.


*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

1.0 Hour CE Credit

Online Audio Course – Non-interactive (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online.  You will be redirected to the certificate upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz and completing a course evaluation) 

Course Categories:  Ethics

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit submitted this course for social work continuing education for approval by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), through the NASW CE Approval program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program.

NASW Approval Period: 4/12/2021-4/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886829466-4811) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. NASW offers a quick reference of  Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements that you may find helpful.

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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