Kinkonnect Training List


Training for Kinship caregivers

Title: Supervising for Comprehensive Relative Identification and Exploration. Trainer Curriculum.
Published: 2009
URL:   - Power point presentation
PDF:   - Trainers Notes

Abstract: This document is a supervisor curriculum developed by the University of Southern Maine that focuses on identification of relatives of children involved in child welfare


An Introduction to "The Healing Nature of Relationships" - A training program for community-based children's treatment facilities

During this interactive webinar, the presenters will describe The Healing Nature of Relationships©. This training program creates a cross-team approach to care and provides a solid foundation in the basics of child and personality development, psychopathology and systems theory.

Helping vulnerable children and teenagers heal from tragic pasts is difficult and challenging work that demands patience, skill, knowledge, resilience, and willingness to work together across various disciplines. Yet the perspective and language of child care workers can be very different from the perspective and language of clinical staff. The Healing Nature of Relationships© bridges these differences by creating a common language and fostering a true relationship-based team environment dedicated to meeting these youngsters’ needs.   

This curriculum was designed by staff at Children’s Aid and Family Services to provide affordable training to those that work with severely traumatized children and adolescents in community-based therapeutic settings. This new training program is being offered to Alliance members at a specially discounted rate.
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Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (2010) by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Many children in foster or kinship care have a history of exposure to trauma. Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents is a PowerPoint-based training curriculum designed to be taught by a mental health professional and foster parent as cofacilitators. It includes nine case studies of representative foster children from the ages of eight months to 15 years, as well as cases of secondary traumatic stress in parents.

Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS)
REsource Parent Training Catalog -2013/2014