Kinship Policy/Practice Resources

The New York State Kinship Navigator provides information, referral and assistance to not only kinship caregivers in New York State, but professionals working with kinship caregivers as well.  Please see below for information on current kinship policy.

The Opioid Crisis and its Impact on Kinship Care

President’s Awards for Exemplary Public Engagement – Dr. Lee

NYS Kinship Care Infographic

Needs of Kinship Care Families and Pediatric Practice

Kincare Families and NYCHA


New York State – Child Welfare Costs and Kinship Services

Kinship Needs Brief Elee Final

NPC Issue Brief Final

NYS Navigator Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Hearing

Schuyler Center Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

Empire Justice Center Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

AARP Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

Long-Term Consequences of Kinship Care: Overcoming Obstacles to Higher Education Funding

Adoption/Foster Care Data (NYSCCC)

As Foster Care numbers drop, more children placed with Kin (Annie. E Casey)

Unmet Mental Health Service Needs in Kinship Care – Journal of Family Social Work

CWLA 2011 National Kinship Summit Report

TANF Child-Only Cases: Who Are They? What Policies Affect Them? What Is Being Done?

Family Finding: Finding Voices from the field

Annie E. Casey “Kinship Diversion Debate: Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies”

Pew Research Report 2013: At Grandmother’s House We Stay

Annie E. Casey: “Kinship Care: Supporting Those Who Raise Our Children”

Annie E. Casey “Kids Count” Policy Report

Council on Children and Families: Kinship Care in New York State

Fostering Families’ and Children’s Rights to Family Connections

The Legal and Policy Dilemmas Facing Grandparent Caregivers

AARP New York State Kinship Summit and Summit Reports

Kincare Summit Report – 2014

2013 Kincare Summit Champion Booklet

Kinship Care in New York: Keeping Familes Together (2011)

Kinship Care in New York A Five-Year Framework for Action (2008)

Enabling Kincaregivers to Raise Children (2005)

2004 Kinship Report

Grant Opportunities

Administration for Children & Families Grants and Funding Opportunities
Find and apply for federal grants.

Research Articles

Barbara Kates Consulting

Websites (Institutes, Trainings, Agencies, Etc.)

CBX Children’s Bureau Express
Children’s Bureau Express (CBX) covers news, issues, and trends of interest to professionals and policymakers in the interrelated fields of child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.

Mandated Reporter Resource Center
Offering an online self-directed training course for mandated reporters. This course meets the New York State Education Department mandatory requirements for Training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting. At the end, participants will receive a certificate for their records and to submit to the state for recertification requirements.

Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide

Paper from the Prevention Institute. “Although the examples given in this paper are specific to injury prevention coalitions, most can be applied to coalitions working on a variety of health related issues.”

Social Services Law 392 ADM

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