Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training-“Caring for Your Kinship Child through the Holidays” (11/8/22)


Kinship Live Webinar Events are offered at no cost.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Dr. Marlene Huff, PhD

Please register by 11/8/2022


While the holidays can be a wonderful time of joy, family, and togetherness that many families look forward to, it can also be a very difficult season for many children who are living outside of their natural home-even those that reside in Kinship care.  For these children, the holidays may hold fond memories of previous family traditions they enjoyed with their natural parents and siblings, or, it could just be a reminder that their family is separated.

Likewise, for Kinship caregivers, as with most parents, the holiday season can be stressful; however, not knowing how to help your Kinship child adjust to your family traditions and celebrations can add to that stress.  Kinship children need support and understanding as they cope with emotions such as grief and sadness, in the midst of family celebrations.  Join us on November 8, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm, as we learn how we can prepare and care for our kinship children through the holiday season, providing them with the support they need while enjoying our family celebrations.


About the Trainer:

Dr. Marlene Huff, PhD is an individual counselor with Creative Solutions of the Bluegrass, LLC, in Lexington, KY. Dr. Huff specializes in Mental Health, Addiction (Substance Use Disorder), Relationship issues, and is a Marriage & Family Therapist. Dr. Huff has 16 years experience in the field treating conditions such as stress, depressive disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, anger management, domestic violence, and parenting issues.  Dr. Huff is presently writing a book discussing Kinship Care.

Dr. Huff attended the University of Kentucky, studying psychology as an undergraduate, and achieving her Master’s Degree and PhD in Social Work and Medical Sociology from the University of Kentucky in 1999.


Please note: Although this LIVE webinar is designed to be an informative, educational, and helpful resource for kinship families caring for relative or fictive kin children, anyone is welcome to attend including foster parents, professionals, students, or community members.

It is our hope that by participating in this LIVE webinar, attendees will receive educational and helpful information. However, it is important to note that this webinar is not approved for foster parent training credit or CEU’s as attendance is not monitored during the webinar event.