A reader asks
Where can kinship caregivers find support?

We are struggling with raising our nephew, who is placed in our home. The child welfare agency has made some effort to support us, but it is not helping. We are completely overwhelmed and thinking about giving up. Help! It shows great strength to reach out for help. It sounds like you’ve made it through some milestones but need additional

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Announcing fosteringNC.org
A new learning site for North Carolina’s foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers

The NC Division of Social Services launched fosteringNC.org, a learning site for our state’s resource parents. This site features: On-Demand Courses. Available any time, these short, free courses include a certificate of completion learners can share with their supervising agencies. Foster parents are encouraged to talk in advance to their supervising agency about obtaining training credit through fosteringNC.org. Webinars. Recorded

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Get In-service Training Credit for Reading this Newsletter!

Enjoy reading Fostering Perspectives and earn credit toward your relicensure. Just write down the answers to the questions below and present them to your licensing social worker. If your answers are satisfactory, you’ll receive 30 minutes of training credit. If you have questions about this method of gaining in-service training credit, ask your worker. In-Service Quiz, FP v19 n2 Create

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