Strengthening Families

Relatives as Parents

Description: Provides education for relative caregivers. Topics included may range from parenting and relationship building to financial and legal issues.

Curriculum/program overview: The Relatives As Parents program will provide families and professionals with information and skills to strengthen families' relationships, interactions and communications. Topics included may range from parenting and relationship building to financial and legal issues. The goals of this program include: increased awareness of where to find specialized resources for relative caregivers, increased understanding of the legal aspects regarding caregiving for relatives, and improved caregiver-child relationships.

In addition to direct education for relative caregivers and professionals, MU Extension will continue its efforts through the Missouri Grandparent/Kinship Caregiver Coalition and Relatives as Parents support groups throughout the state. The Missouri Grandparent/ Kinship Caregiver Coalition is a a statewide network that will link current programs and agencies, serve as a focal point for information on kincare programs and policies, and stimulate the development of services for relative caregivers across the state.

Contact person: Dave Schramm

Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/hes/evaluation/evaluationforms.htm

Fee information: No consistent delivery method, therefore, no state recommended fee

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