Each month, The NYS Kinship Navigator (KN)  partners with other human service agencies that provide the necessary resources and services for kinship caregivers statewide to provide informative, free  online presentations.  These ‘Lunch and Learns’ occur on the third Thursday of the month and can be registered for on the KN home page (NYS Kinship Navigator).  Prior Lunch and Learns can be viewed below, and a full listing, including “What to Expect at Family Court,” with Center for Elder Law and Justice, are available on the KN YouTube page.

Lunch + Learn - State of NY's Children with SCAANY
February 2024

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflict with Less Stress
Alternative Dispute Resolution
January 2024

Helping Seniors Age in Place By Supporting Their Family Caregivers
October 2023

Embracing a Trauma-informed Method of Care
Berkshire Farm
August 2023

Managing Our Stress While Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
Resilience Leadership and Learning Institute (RLLI)
July 2023

Kinship Families and the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
June 2023


The NYS Kinship Navigator provides a variety of online learning resources for both caregivers and providers. The short video primers below are meant to provide succinct information on a specific topic, such as filling out the LDSS application for financial assistance, KinGAP 101, and authorizing medical care.

The NYS Kinship Navigator team is also able to provide presentations - in person and remote - at local and statewide conferences, local DSS’s, human service agencies, and other agencies that serve kinship families in need.  The goal is to promote knowledge of kinship care, education to professionals and caregivers, and to explain how access to services provided across New York State.  For more information, please call the Kinship Navigator help line at 877-454-6463 or email  [email protected].