- LIVE WEBINAR – Attachment Issues: Supporting Parents as Kids Age, Thursday, May 25, 2023, 6pm-8pm
- Families Like Mine Conference, Saturday, June 3, 2023, 8am – 4pm
- Summer Baseball with the Coalition–Join us at a Milwaukee Milkmen/Lake Country Dockhouds Game!, Saturday, July 1, 2023
- LIVE WEBINAR – Erasing the Belonging Gap Within Schools, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 6pm-8pm
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Working Together to Support Relative and Kinship Families Caring for School-Aged Children
April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is hosting a one-hour webinar and panel discussion on supporting relative and kinship families raising school-aged children. The webinar will be Tuesday, April 25th at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. CST, in partnership with the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center.
Navigating the educational system can be complicated and frustrating. As social workers, school personnel, and relative caregivers can explain, setting up a child for educational success during difficult times presents challenges as well as opportunities for collaboration and responsive communication that supports the child and family. During our time together, panelists will share their experiences working alongside relative and kinship families, including family strengths, barriers families face when navigating education systems, and the active efforts tribal nations and urban Indian organizations are doing to support relative and kinship families in caring for school-aged children. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask panelists questions about their first-hand experience serving Native children and their relative and kinship families. The panelists have experience assisting relative and kinship families across different systems, such as education and child welfare. We hope you’ll join us in April to continue this important work of serving and supporting relative and kinship families!