Kinship Navigator Lunch and Learns

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.

Kinship Caregivers and Managing Stress While Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
PCANY - Prevent Child Abuse NY
July 2023

Kinship Caregivers and The NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
June 2023

Preventing Injuries at Home and at Play
Injury Free Coalition for Kids
May 2023

Tax Tips for Kinship Families
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
March 2023

Kinship Caregivers and Parent to Parent of NYS
Parent to Parent
February 2023

Navigating the NYS Kinship Navigator
NYS Kinship Navigator
January 2023

Mental Health Community Partners: A Relational, Whole-Family Health Approach
Mental Health Association in New York State MHANYS
November 2022

Kinship Care Resources at Your Library
New York Library Association NYLA
October 2022

Kinship Navigator Trainings

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

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