Kinship Virtual Webinar Resource-“Caring for Your Kinship Child Through the Holidays” LIVE Webinar Recording


Kinship Live Webinar Events are offered at no cost.

Caring for Your Kinship Child Through the Holidays LIVE Webinar was presented on 11/8/2022 and provides helpful insight on supporting kinship children who are spending the holiday season separated from their birth families.  While the holiday season can be stressful for caregivers; helping 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.

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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.  During this webinar, we explore how to prepare and care for our kinship children through the holiday season, providing them with the support they need while enjoying family celebrations.

Presented by: Dr. Marlene Huff, PhD, 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 and has over 16 years experience treating many mental health conditions. Dr. Huff was also raised by her grandparents as a child giving her a unique perspective of kinship care.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this webinar and PowerPoint is current as of November 8, 2022. Please be aware that information can change as needed, directed, or required by law or governing institutions.