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Kinship Families

Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life through foster care or adoption? We’re here to help!

For the Love of Families

As a family caring for relatives, we want you to know you’re not alone. We will provide support, training or more intensive in-home services as you care for the child(ren) placed in your home. We also provide assistance with utilizing community resources. We want your family to be successful!

Intensive Home Services

Training
For Caregivers

This program is voluntary and offers multiple levels of involvement based on the family’s expressed interest and needs. Applications are required, and referrals may be made by phone or email.

  • Assigned family solutions engagement worker for your family
  • In-home services and 24/7 on-call support
  • Assessments completed with the family
  • Concrete resources
  • Service plan specifically for the family
  • An expedited foster/adopt licensure process designed specifically for kinship caregivers.
  • After-care planning

ACH and Our Community Our Kids (OCOK) will provide training during monthly support groups as needed or requested by participants.

Topics for training include:

  • Navigating the Child Protective Services (CPS) system
  • Stress management
  • Basic child development
  • Understanding behavior within the framework of prior trauma is addressed through TBRI® (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)
  • Conflict management
  • Navigating split loyalties
  • Family dynamics and your new role

Support Groups

ACH will collaborate with you to provide support groups to help with the transition of becoming a caregiver.

Support groups are offered once per month:

  • Once during the day and once in the evening
  • No more than two hours
  • Co-facilitated with a kinship family who has been where you are
  • Available for all kinship caretakers including assistance for a family seeking verification
  • Groups will be offered at the ACH campus in Fort Worth as well as other locations as groups grow
Upcoming

Events

Oct
01
Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
8:00 am -
  5:00 PM
Oct
07
In Her Shoes: In Her Shoes: An Experiential Training
9:00 am -
  3:00 PM
Nov
11
November Learning Lunch
12:00 pm -
  1:00 PM
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Get Immediate Help

Call 817.335.HOPE (4673)

OR

1.888.296.8099

Answered 24 hours a day

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