Kinship Care Month

A Message from ASCI’s President and CEO for National Kinship Care Month

Each September, the nation pauses to celebrate the tireless commitment kinship caregivers provide throughout the year. Their unwavering support for family is often overshadowed by the local or national news,…

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National Baby Safety Month: Recommendations for Kinship Caregivers on Baby Safety Kelly Starver, Ph.D. Nursing

The month of September recognizes baby safety and kinship care as national designations. For many kinship caregivers, having a baby in the house or caring for a baby may be a completely new experience. …

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ASCI Presents: A Lived Experience Story

During the month of September, we recognize National Kinship Care Month and National Grandparents Day. To truly understand kinship care, we must always listen to the irreplaceable insights that the lived experience of…

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Kinship Care Awareness: Four Things to Know

Kinship care refers to caregivers — grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, adult siblings, and even family friends — who make the selfless choice to take on traditional parenting responsibilities when biological parents…

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Veteran & Kinship Caregiver Teaches Children the Value of Family

*Names have been changed to protect the identities of children in care. Shane* has been caring for his kinship child Jamal* for almost two years, and he works hard to…

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“I Needed Him As Much As He Needed Me”: A Beautiful Story of Love, Healing & Kinship

*Names changed to protect the identities of children in care. ASCI kinship caregiver James* and his cousin (and kinship child) Charlie’s* relationship warms our hearts like marshmallows over a fire….

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Almost Empty-Nesters Start Over to Become Loving Kinship Caregivers

*Names changed to protect the identities of children in care. Maya* and her wife Elizabeth* have been kinship caregivers since 2018, caring for Maya’s younger cousins, Tia* and Clara*. In…

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