Kinship Care


We’re Building a New Path to Prioritize Kin

A group of child welfare leaders are developing new recommended standards for licensing and approving kinship caregivers.

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Arizona Bill Would Strengthen Kinship Care and Bolster Youth Rights

A new bill in Arizona would prioritize placing foster youth with kin and strengthen the rights afforded to youth in foster care. 

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Second Kinship Navigator Program Approved by Family First Clearinghouse

The clearinghouse that approves foster care prevention services has okayed four new programs, including the second kinship support model. 


Top Stories of 2022: Kinship Front and Center

This year, The Imprint covered the prioritization of kinship care from Washington state to Washington, D.C.

Out of State, Out of Mind


Out of State, Out of Mind

Although Washington, D.C.'s child welfare agency director says they don't take children out of their homes, that's not always true.


Centering Lived Experience with Sixto Cancel

On this week’s episode, we discuss new findings that connect anti-poverty measures to reducing child maltreatment, the Democrats’ plan for unaccompanied minors at the border, and the Road to Healing Tour.

    Self-Reliance in Place of Support from Foster Care or Family


    Self-Reliance in Place of Support from Foster Care or Kinfolk

    At 18 I got everything I felt that I needed to be stable so that I don't have to ask for another thing from my family, writes Antania Goff.

    Kinship Care Prioritized Under New Washington State Law


    Kinship Care Prioritized Under New Washington State Law

    Washington state will now prioritize keeping children with relatives when both parents lose custody, under a new law signed last month. 


    Prioritizing Kinship Care with Kim Clifton of HALOS

    On this week’s podcast we discuss a new kinship prioritization in Washington, New York gets sued (twice), privatization ends in Nebraska, and controversial new legislation in Alabama and Tennessee.