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. 

Spaulding: Making the Commitment to Adoption

The Spaulding program is offered to prospective adoptive families.  Spaulding training offers families the tools and information that they need to:

  • Explain how adoptive families are different
  • Importance of separation, loss, and grief in adoption
  • Understand attachment and its importance in adoption
  • Anticipate challenges and be able to identify strategies for managing challenges as an adoptive family
  • Explore the lifelong commitment to a child that adoption brings

Scottsbluff: Location - To Be Announced

September 15, 2017: 6:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m. September 16, 2017: 8:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m.

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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.