Kinship

Check out this message from Abby Keiser, Director of Family Life Services, about online support available to kinship caregivers during this time of group meeting restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COBYS is currently offering online Kinship support and educational services. Learn more.

Are you raising a relative’s child?

Kinship arrangements are often unanticipated and can result in a range of unique household needs and challenges. Support is available!

Kinship Support Sessions:  If you are a Kinship Caregiver raising a relative’s child, you are not alone.  There are many kinship caregivers in Lancaster County.  Meeting with other grandparents, aunts and uncles who are raising a relative’s child offers valuable support from people that understand the unique challenges that your family is experiencing.

Join us each week on Zoom to check in and talk about topics specific to kinship care and connect with people in similar situations.  Unfamiliar to Zoom?  We will talk you through the setup!  Or you may also join by using your phone.

Please see below for session and workshop dates/times.

 

Email kinship@cobys.org or call 717-435-8139 to receive help in navigating systems, information about your rights, and connections to resources in your community. 

 

COBYS Kinship Resource Guide

 

Join Our Community

Attend groups, information sessions, and family programs  for information and support specific to kinship caregivers.  Network with other grandparents (or other relatives) that are going through similar experiences. 

Email to register for any of our free programs.  Registration is required.

 

Kinship Sessions

Tuesday evenings, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

October 27 – Communication with Extended Family

November 3 — Giving Back (helping children understand the importance of giving to others)

November 10 — Every Child is a Detective (how family history may determine emotional healthiness)

November 17 — Practice: How to Cope

December 1 — Emotional Self Care for the Holiday Season

December 8 — Social Self Care for the Holiday Season

December 15 — Body and Biology:  Is there a connection when it comes to trauma?

January 5 — The Possibilities are Endless (helping you and your child learn how to become your best self)

Please email kinship@cobys.org to register.

 

 

Kinship Workshops – Online via Zoom

Saturday mornings, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

November 21 —  Emotions and the Holiday Season: Helping Your Child Embrace the Past, Present, and Future

December 19 —  Love Languages of Adolescents

January 16 —  The Power of a Parent’s Words

Please email kinship@cobys.org to register.

 

 

 

Kinship Support Services Program Information Sheet

 

It’s been amazing when you realize how God fills your heart with love for each child. – COBYS Resource Parents Jeremy and Nicole