ALIGN Agency Response to Kinship Care Redesign

ALIGN Agency Response to Kinship Care Redesign (Revised June 3 2019)

The purpose of this report is to provide input regarding the Kinship Care Redesign currently being developed by the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Children’s Services. ALIGN Association of Community Services is a membership association of agencies providing services to children and families in Alberta. ALIGN has represented child welfare and family service providers in Alberta for over 50 years. Member agencies provide a wide range of financial, emotional and practical supports to kinship caregivers, children, youth and families.

What does the research say about Kinship Care? What are other jurisdictions doing?
In addition, examples from the research literature regarding kinship care outcomes – and examples of kinship care models in other jurisdictions – were gathered to provide context and to further support the ALIGN response to kinship care redesign in Alberta.


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