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Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care – A 5-Part Video Series

Module 2: Loss and Ambivalence

“This module explores how kinship care creates interruptions in caregiver plans, priorities, space, privacy – especially since it is unplanned, by default, and in a crisis – and how these can contribute to feelings of loss and ambivalence for the relative caregiver.  It is critical to understand how these feelings can present risk factors for the child if they aren’t addressed.”

It can be difficult to understand the emotions that come along with deciding to care for children who are not your own.  It is easy to become overwhelmed and understand what is happening so quickly.

This module helps explore those feelings and how to overcome them so that your life and your child’s life disruptions can be prevented.

Please watch the video about Loss and Ambivalence to better understand how these sessions can help support families and improve outcomes for the children you care for.

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