Kinship Navigator Programs
Family First Clearinghouse Rejects Another Kinship Navigator, Accepts Two New Programs
The clearinghouse created to determine new federal funding eligibility under a new law has considered three kinship navigators, programs that serve as one-stop shops for relative caregivers looking for respite care, access to benefits or more general support.
How Tech Ties into Family First
Child welfare agencies around the country face intense scrutiny every day as they care for our nation’s most vulnerable population. I have worked with many of the devoted people who staff these agencies around the country, and can attest to the fact that the individuals who choose this field for their life’s work are among the most committed and passionate public servants.
Federal Kinship Grants Awarded to Most States
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently announced nearly $18 million in federal grants to states for Kinship Navigator programs, a model for connecting relatives caring for foster youth to benefits, counseling and other forms of assistance.