The goal of the Kinship Navigator Program is to provide the entire family with support and encouragement.
Am I a Kinship Care Provider?
- Yes, if you are an adult caring for a child other than your own on a full-time basis.
- No, if you are a foster or adoptive parent.
How do I Access the Kinship Navigator Program?
Just call the number listed to the right and ask to speak to the Kinship Navigator.
- You may expect to receive answers to your questions, consultation and support.
- Participation in the Kinship Navigator Program is voluntary. It is not necessary to be involved with Butler County Children Services to access the Kinship Navigator Program.
- Participation in the Kinship Navigator Program is a free service.
- You will be offered support groups and meetings for kinship care providers in Butler County.
- All participation is confidential.
Common Challenges of Kinship Care
Kinship care providers often have no formal custody arrangement. The Kinship Navigator can direct and advise on how to obtain legal custody.
Medical needs for children can be difficult to meet.
The Kinship Navigator can help find a doctor and can advise on how to secure medical benefits for the child.
Financial stresses incurred while providing kinship care can be significant The Kinship Navigator can help find monetary resources for eligible families.
The daily stresses of providing kinship care can be addressed by the Kinship Navigator. In addition, if the child or adult presents therapeutic needs, the Kinship Navigator can recommend service providers.
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