Full course description
This engaging professional learning course focuses on risk factors impacting a kinship caregiver’s ability to provide safety, permanency, and well-being to children in their care. The risk factors being addressed are guilt, loyalty, denial, projection/transference, and ambivalence.
Course participants will learn to:
- Recognize emotional risk factors, their causes and how they impact a caregivers ability to provide well-being, permanency, and safety
- Develop goals and strategies for preventing and mitigating emotional risk factors experienced by caregivers
- Construct and implement interventions that will assist caregivers in managing these risk factors
- Differentiating the differences in risk factors between kinship care and non-relative adoption and foster care
Each of the five risk factors will be presented in separate modules, containing a video lecture, additional learning materials and short assessments at the end of each unit.
This course has been approved by the NASW for 2 national social work continuing education credits, for more information on eligibility and program details visit: https://www.sp2.upenn.edu/academics/opensp2/social-work-continuing-education-credit-programs/