The Kinship Connection - A Training for Kinship & Relative Caregivers in Nebraska

Relatives and friends are the most natural resources there are to help and support bio-parents and children in need of out-of-home care. Therefore, DHHS is required by law to find and contact relatives and other people with close connections to the family when a child enters state custody. NFAPA has developed a training specifically for kinship & relative caregivers.

The Kinship Connection will provide Relative & Kinship families with training on the following topics:

  •  Permanency Options for Children and Youth
  •  The Legal Process
  •  Public Education
  •  Child Care
  •  Health Care
  •  Development
  •  Redefined Roles
  •  Safety
  •  Public Benefits

Please visit our calendar to see when The Kinship Connection is offered in your area. 

Central/Western Kinship Brochure March-September 2018

Lincoln/Omaha Kinship Brochure March-September 2018

You can register for Kinship Classes HERE

Foster Care EDU

Free, online training to facilitate foster care education conducted by trained professionals from the field. There are webinars hosted on a regular basis and on a variety of topics.

NACAC's Webinars on Key Adoption and Foster Care Issues

NACAC has upcoming webinars taught by experienced individuals who are adoption professionals and adoptive parents. We encourage you to share information about the sessions with parents and professionals who might be interested in this great educational opportunity.  Previously aired and recorded webinars are also available by going to:

Fees for each webinar are $15 for NACAC members and $20 for non-members. Even if you cannot attend the session in person, you can still register and receive a recorded version of the session after it's over. Certificates of attendance will be available for those who need proof of training hours.

Foster Care Institute

Foster Parent Training you can receive in the comfort of your own home.  Dr. John DeGarmo, leading foster care expert, shares some of his own experience, as well as tips and strategies, designed to help you become a stronger foster parent.  Each webinar is worth one hour credit, and Dr. John will send you a certificate for a fee.