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April 12, 2023

Intersection of Kinship Care and Culture: African & Caribbean Communities in America

Wednesday, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Kinship care is a survival strategy that has historical significance for African and Caribbean families because it is linked to a tradition of help and a broad base of support.

Join the Grandfamilies and Kinship Support Network for this webinar on kinship care to learn more about family structures and how understanding them can improve family engagement.

Session Details

Thursday, April 12 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.



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In this webinar, panelists will highlight the strengths, support needs, and service models for working with kinship families in African and Caribbean communities. Information presented will include:

  • demographic profiles of these two groups
  • definition of what “kinship care” means to these populations
  • description of traditional family patterns of these populations that include cultural dynamics and norms
  • conflicts between Afrocentric and Eurocentric perspectives on kinship care
  • identification of the best access points (locations and persons) for engagement and services that are culturally responsive to these kinship families
  • suggestions for reframing policy and practice for kinship services for these populations

To learn more, visit the Grandfamilies and Kinship Support Network website.


2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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