Kinship Care in Family-Serving Agencies

Dana Burdnell Wilson

in Kinship Foster Care

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780195109405
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865789 | DOI:

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

 Kinship Care in Family-Serving Agencies

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This chapter discusses the development of kinship care practice in family-serving agencies. Family-serving agencies are setting goals for kinship care services that embrace a broad and inclusive definition of family, respect family strengths, build upon family resources, and work to support each family's effort to prevent the unnecessary separation of children from their kin. Family members are viewed as collaborative partners in service delivery, and interventions are offered to strengthen the ability of families to care for children.

Keywords: foster care; child welfare; family services; kin

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