Upcoming Webinar: Improving Your Results in Kin-Finding and Placement

WHEN: September 12, 2023

TIME: 2 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. EST

Join Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network (GKSN) for a preview and initial roll-out of the Kin-Finding Toolkit, featuring promising practices that have been helping child welfare agencies across the country increase their kin placement rates. Every practice comes with the necessary real-world tools, such as sample policy language and forms. Take away new strategies and resources to adapt to your own system or organization. The 20+ practices include:

  • Using an expansive definition of kin
  • Using heart maps
  • Making plans to keep youth connected to all their supportive adults
  • Asking kin you find for more kin
  • Requiring higher-level approval for non-kin placements

Learn more about opportunities to receive implementation support, and to share your own kin-finding innovations.

GKSN’s presenter:

Marina Nitze is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network. She is a fellow at New America’s New Practice Lab, where she works on improving America’s foster care system through her 20-state Resource Family Working Group & the Child Welfare Playbook. Marina was most recently the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs under President Obama, after serving as a Senior Advisor on technology in the Obama White House and as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the U.S. Department of Education. She serves on the advisory boards of Foster America & Think of Us; created TaskTackler, the personal productivity app for Type-A personalities; & authored the new book Hack Your Bureaucracy.

Click here to register.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of A Second Chance, Inc.

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