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Kinship Support

Relative or Non-Relative Caregivers

This page will provide resources for our caregivers in community who are NOT part of the dependency system.


Throughout this page you will find training opportunities and resources for our caregivers raising children informally in community. Please scroll to find all training opportunities and resources.

Our Kinship Support Program can be reached at 1-833-368-9395.

Important Documents

~important pdf’s here~

TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) Introduction and Overview Training

Trainings will be held virtually in CST time.  Register: [email protected]

  • February 4th 9:00am-12:00pm
  • March 9th 6:oopm-9:00pm
  • May 5th 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • June 13th 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • August 31st 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • July 10th 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • September 18th 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • October 3rd 6:00pm-9:00pm

Ongoing Training Opportunities:

Other Training Resources:

Favorite Books:

  • The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis
  • The Connected Parent by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls
  • The Connected Therapist by Marti Smith
  • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kol
  • From Fear to Love by B. Bryan Post
  • The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz
  • The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry
  • Brainstorm by Daniel J Siegel


Other Reading Material:

Child Passenger Safety

This training provides an overview of best practices to keep your child riding safely in your vehicle. This training covers how to select an appropriate child restraint seat, explains the differences between rear and forward-facing, discusses considerations for where the seat can be placed in your vehicle, how to install car seats, and proper harnessing of children in the car seat. Misuse of child safety seats is demonstrated and corrected, and common questions about child passenger safety are addressed.

Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers

The Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers Online Course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children. This online course teaches parents and caregivers about the concepts of the circle of drowning prevention, water competency and the chain of drowning survival. It also provides guidance for applying water safety to common environments and situations where children are most at risk for drowning.

For Instructions registering for this training click HERE

Preventing Human Trafficking

This course aims to help foster families and case managers identify the signs of human trafficking and report any reasonable suspicions. In this one-hour training, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of a critical issue affecting some of our society’s most vulnerable populations.

Psychotropic Medications Training

This training was prepared by Florida’s Center for Child Welfare, for Child Welfare Professionals, Caregivers, and Medical Professionals in the state of Florida.