Dealing with Loss KIN VIP Support Group (TO BE DECIDED)


KINSHIP Virtual Support Groups are offered at no cost.

Meets Monday evenings X:XX PM–X:XX PM EST via Zoom

Will begin once a minimum of 8 people sign up.

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Losing a relationship, a person, a role/way of life, or even losing the idea of being a grandma/uncle/aunt/sibling can be difficult and hard to navigate on your own.  The emotions you feel are so specific to what you are going through and can make you feel all alone at the same time. If you are working through the loss of something or someone important to you, we hope to offer a safe place for caregivers where you can find support for the journey and a community of kinship caregivers who understand.

This new KIN VIP Support Group will begin as a 12-week pilot Support Group and will start meeting on Monday afternoons (time TBD) when we receive enough registrations.

The group is completely free and available to any caregiver raising a relative or fictive kin child. Once we reach at least 8-10 members, we will start the group!

For all those who attend at least 10 of the 12 sessions and complete a survey review of the group, a financial incentive is available!

Contact Sheila Rentfrow at for more information, or sign up here to secure your spot!


About the Facilitator:

As a specialist in bereavement, life transitions, and group development, Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin has learned how to help members provide and receive support while moving through the process of grief, learning how to cope and provide insight.

As a kinship caregiver herself, she is very familiar with the unique dynamic that comes from kinship care and changes that often result from the loss of family, friends, relationships, and changes in life circumstances that can leave caregivers and children living with grief.