Kinship Care: A Natural Bridge : a Report
Beginning with a definition of kinship parenting and the historical, cultural, and international context of kinship care, this important report of the CWLA North American Kinship Care Policy and Practice Committee presents a framework for the development of kinship care that addresses legal, financial, and permanency issues and describes the necessary kinship services to guide child welfare agencies in developing program and practice for kinship caregivers.
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The Place of Kinship Care in the Array ofChild Welfare Services
Formal Kinship Care
Current Policy and Practice
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