Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training-“Taking Care of YOU While Caring for Your Kinship Family” (12/6/22)


Kinship Live Webinar Events are offered at no cost.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Jennifer Godbey, LCSW

Please register by 12/6/2022


Kinship Caregivers invest so much of themselves in the children and families they care for. From giving their time and energy, to making sure everyone makes their appointments, to being a strong shoulder for their child’s emotional hurts, kinship caregivers make the needs of their families their top priority. Their desire is to see their children succeed, know they belong and feel loved.  But, this can be hard work day in and day out. Many caregivers manage all of these tasks and so much more including caring for other family members, maintaining a full-time job, engaging in social groups and responsibilities, and some even going to school to further their education. In the midst of a busy schedule, it can be easy to get to the end of the day and have no time or energy left to take care of yourself.

Self-care is essential to being the best parent you can be to your child, and to your own physical health. It is hard to take care of others if you don’t take care of you too. Join us on December 6, 6:30 pm – 8 pm EST as we learn some very practical ways that we can practice good self-care, in the midst of a busy schedule.  Good self-care will help you feel rejuvenated and energetic which will in turn, boost your confidence and self-esteem, making you feel more in control and empowered


About the Trainer:

Jennifer Connor Godbey, is an Assistant Professor and outpatient clinician at University of Kentucky, Department of Psychiatry seeing a variety of patients, adults, adolescents and their families.  Over the course of her practice, Jennifer has worked several types of families including biological, adoptive, kinship, and foster families as they adjust to many types of family and life changes.  She is the lead faculty therapist and supervisor for the Functional Family Therapy Clinic, offering family therapy, supervision and consultation in FFT.  She is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing) and uses this in regular practice with patients as well as co-facilitates consultation group for EMDR, having practiced this model for 15 years.

From 2003-2013, Jenn was the Program Director/therapist for Florence Crittenton Home Residential Treatment Program.  Prior to that, she had worked for Bluegrass as an in-home therapist.  As a clinical social work supervisor in KY, she has supervised social work clinicians, students and psychiatry residents.  She has presented in classes and conferences/workshops on topics related to Functional Family Therapy, EMDR, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision to clinicians and providers in multiple settings.  Jenn has been active in Kentucky Society Clinical Social Work for 15 years, serving on the Board in multiple roles, currently as past president.  She has been active in this organization as an advocate for the profession and the people we serve.


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.