The Inherent Strengths of Kinship Families: Identity
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 explains the role caregivers have in the positive identity formation of children in kinship care. Caregivers are equipped with approaches to assist their children in making positive choices and decisions to avoid and disrupt family patterns based on their own values and identities.
• Define and highlight the importance of identity formation/development
• Explain why kinship families have a significant impact on identity formation
• Describe how to impact the development of positive identity
• Identify how to help in the development of identities that disrupt family cycles