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Families       Come in all     Shapes & Sizes…         Serving  Non-Traditional FamiliesSusan Graham,Program SpecialistEar...
Objectives•   Define non-traditional families•   Identify family strengths and challenges•   Identify possible impact on d...
When you think about “familystructure” what is your familiarframework?What trends do you see in familystructure and how it...
Family…   A healthy family is one that provides for basic    needs such as food, shelter and economic    support.   Beyo...
Rare, if not, gone…
Non-traditional Family Definition: ”Two or more people in a relationship that  is not recognized either by the federal or...
Single parenting…. Single moms    Single dads
Same sex parenting….
Sisters living with mom…
Blended families…..•   Projections are that 1 out of 10 children    will go through two divorces before they    are 16 yea...
Kinship Care in U.S. 2.7 million children living in extended  families; 54,000 of these are in South Carolina; 18% incr...
Kinship Caregivers are morelikely to… Face  economic hardships Single Older Have less education Be unemployed.
Your Non-traditional Family… Think   of the families you serve… Hold  in your mind a family that is not the  old fashion...
Strengths and challenges Write      down 2 strengths of this family. Think about their latest assessment of risks or reso...
Strategies Use  your Windows on Learning handout to list some of the strategies that are shared by your colleagues…
Work or school…scheduling?
When and Where to visit?   Share ideas for making your visits work   with these families…   How   do you overcome barrie...
Gatekeepers…
Grandmothers are…  Howimportant are the grandmothers?  How   do we build a relationship with them?  Friend   or Foe?
Grandmas read too…
Powerful Influence Thesegrandmothers are a very influential part of the family… Share your successes in forming bonds wi...
Kinship Care Benefits…..•   Keeping Families Together•   Benefiting Children•   Utilizing and Preserving Cultural Values
Honor through listening
Some proven strategies:   Follow the child…   Find strengths and embrace family structure.   Coordinate HV with other c...
Opportunities to strengthenKinship in South Carolina   Provide greater financial stability for kin families       Reorga...
Primary caregivers?
Love and hopeThey don’t care howmuch you know untilthey know how muchyou care.
Follow Up Activity: Choose  a strategy to enhance the family  that you chose today. Trythat strategy with the family ove...
Contacts:Susan D. Graham             David M. LairdProgram Specialist          Director of Policy & Gov’tEarly Steps to Sc...
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Working with Non-traditional Families and Kinship Care in South Carolina

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S.Graham presentation given at the 2012 South Carolina Home Visiting Summit

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Working with Non-traditional Families and Kinship Care in South Carolina

  1. 1. Families Come in all Shapes & Sizes… Serving Non-Traditional FamiliesSusan Graham,Program SpecialistEarly Steps to School SuccessSave the ChildrenDavid Laird,Dir. Of Policy & Gov’t AffairsChildren’s Trust of South Carolina
  2. 2. Objectives• Define non-traditional families• Identify family strengths and challenges• Identify possible impact on development• Identify strategies that build relationships to empower each family
  3. 3. When you think about “familystructure” what is your familiarframework?What trends do you see in familystructure and how it changing?
  4. 4. Family… A healthy family is one that provides for basic needs such as food, shelter and economic support. Beyond the basics, family provides love, affection, a sense of identity, and a sense of belonging. Families also provide a worldview or a spiritual belief that can help make sense of the world, as well as rules and boundaries for appropriate behavior and skills for dealing with the world.
  5. 5. Rare, if not, gone…
  6. 6. Non-traditional Family Definition: ”Two or more people in a relationship that is not recognized either by the federal orstate government as a marital relationship.”
  7. 7. Single parenting…. Single moms Single dads
  8. 8. Same sex parenting….
  9. 9. Sisters living with mom…
  10. 10. Blended families…..• Projections are that 1 out of 10 children will go through two divorces before they are 16 years old.
  11. 11. Kinship Care in U.S. 2.7 million children living in extended families; 54,000 of these are in South Carolina; 18% increase over the past decade. 1 of every 4 children (104,000) in foster care are living with their relatives. 1 in 11 children live in kinship for at least three months prior to 18th birthday. 1 in 5 African-American children live in kinship care situations.
  12. 12. Kinship Caregivers are morelikely to… Face economic hardships Single Older Have less education Be unemployed.
  13. 13. Your Non-traditional Family… Think of the families you serve… Hold in your mind a family that is not the old fashioned, typical, family with a mother, father and child(ren) all living together… Write down this family and all the people you interact with in this house…
  14. 14. Strengths and challenges Write down 2 strengths of this family. Think about their latest assessment of risks or resources. Now think about a challenge of working with this family…
  15. 15. Strategies Use your Windows on Learning handout to list some of the strategies that are shared by your colleagues…
  16. 16. Work or school…scheduling?
  17. 17. When and Where to visit?  Share ideas for making your visits work with these families…  How do you overcome barriers?  Forworking or teen parents, how do you offer flexibility?
  18. 18. Gatekeepers…
  19. 19. Grandmothers are…  Howimportant are the grandmothers?  How do we build a relationship with them?  Friend or Foe?
  20. 20. Grandmas read too…
  21. 21. Powerful Influence Thesegrandmothers are a very influential part of the family… Share your successes in forming bonds with them that enhance impact of programming…
  22. 22. Kinship Care Benefits…..• Keeping Families Together• Benefiting Children• Utilizing and Preserving Cultural Values
  23. 23. Honor through listening
  24. 24. Some proven strategies: Follow the child… Find strengths and embrace family structure. Coordinate HV with other care in child’s life. Use open ended questions and reflective listening.
  25. 25. Opportunities to strengthenKinship in South Carolina Provide greater financial stability for kin families  Reorganize TANF Strengthen Kinship families involved in child welfare system  Fostering Connections  Title IV-E Waivers Strengthen other community-based responses for kin families  Housing  Health Care  Affordable legal representation
  26. 26. Primary caregivers?
  27. 27. Love and hopeThey don’t care howmuch you know untilthey know how muchyou care.
  28. 28. Follow Up Activity: Choose a strategy to enhance the family that you chose today. Trythat strategy with the family over the next month. Share the results with a colleague…
  29. 29. Contacts:Susan D. Graham David M. LairdProgram Specialist Director of Policy & Gov’tEarly Steps to School AffairsSuccess Children’s Trust of SCSave the Children W-(803) 744-4047c-(803) 528-4935 C- (202) 446-8809W-(803) 739-0602; ext. 13 dlaird@scchildren.orgsgraham@savechildren.org

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