The Inherent Strengths of Kinship Families: Adaptability
The Inherent Strengths in Kinship Families is a training series developed by Dr. Joseph Crumbley for kinship caregivers. The series takes a strength-based perspective in outlining different topics that are unique to kinship families and providing strategies for caregivers.
This module focuses on the strength of the kinship family’s adaptability to keep children in the family when they are unable to remain with their parents. Caregivers are provided approaches in assisting the family in adjusting and adapting to changes in family dynamics, roles, and relationships.
• Define and explain why adaptability is a strength in kinship families
• Describe how kin adapt as caregivers
• Identify tasks for caregivers in facilitating the family's adjustment and adaptation of becoming a kinship family"