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  • 16250 Northland Dr Suite120, Southfield, MI 48075

Spaulding for Children (SFC), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Macomb County (MCDHHS) and Michigan State University (MSU) was awarded a federal grant to develop a framework to provide training and support to kinship families, foster parents, parents and their children/youth who are working toward a goal of reunification. The project is called KINDER-CARES which stands for Kinship Network Development, Empowerment and Resilience and Connection and Relationship Enhancement through Shared Parenting. KINDER-CARES is a six-component program that is based on and in alignment with “Becoming a Family-Focused System”. KINDER-CARES will review/refine existing organizational policies and philosophy, conduct assessments to help guide transformational change, develop and promote training that supports staff, kinship caregivers and shared parenting, provide new/enhanced supports to kinship caregivers from the initial contact to reunification or other forms of permanency, broaden the role of kinship caregivers to be prepared/strengthened to provide the essential ongoing supports to relatives and their children after reunification and develop and coordinate local community supports to enhance and sustain the well-being of kinship caregivers.