University at Albany
 

CWLA’s 2014 National Kinship Care Conference, Building Communities of Caring for Children and Families

Lara Kaye, Eunju Lee & Gerard Wallace, CHSR Research Scientists, presented at the CWLA’s 2014 National Kinship Care Conference, Building Communities of Caring for Children and Families, in New Orleans, LA.


What it Takes to Collaborate: Lessons from the New York State Kinship Navigator and County DSS Collaboration Project

The New York State Kinship Navigator County Collaboration Project is a three-year demonstration project funded by Children's Bureau Family Connection Grant. This workshop describes project implementation and presents preliminary findings. The process of engaging community around needs of, access to and resources for kinship families will be covered first followed by our experiences engaging Local Departments of Social Services in a collaborative referral process for kinship families. Next, the evaluation will be described, including following-up with caregivers and gathering administrative child protective services data from the Office of Child and Family Welfare. Lastly, preliminary evaluation results will be presented.