Whether you’re a grandparent, aunt, uncle or another relative, taking care of a loved one’s children full-time… we are here for you!
We are currently delivering Kinship Connection services virtually. Connect with Dawn, at 513-233-4846 or Kinshipreferrals@beechacres.org. Monthly meetings foster camaraderie and individuals with experience navigating the court systems & community resources.
Welcoming a loved one's child into your home can have many benefits. For the both of you.
Being able to be cared for by a relative reduces traumatic experiences for your grandchild, niece, nephew, or other relative or loved one.
You are more likely to understand your relative’s circumstances and support them long-tern through difficult times, which has a positive impact on their mental and physical well-being.
Your relative may experience improved mental health outcomes by preserving the child’s natural setting within their family of origin.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is a parenting a family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.
Note for Hamilton County residents. If you find yourself unexpectedly raising a loved one’s child you now have a path to become a licensed foster parent in Hamilton County. You can still receive support from Kinship Connections while pursuing your foster care license. Along the way, we can provide kinship services and behavioral health support. Contact us to learn more.
You Are Not Alone
2.7 million children (4%) of all U.S. children are being raised in kinship care situations.
Children placed with relatives make up over a quarter (26%) of all children in the foster care system.
Michelle, a grandmother caring for her four grandchildren
My goal was to give them a place where they felt safe and secure and could be kids because they’ve been through so much. Kids should not be discouraged, they need to be encouraged. That’s important to me. That they know ‘you have these strengths in you’.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Classes are available at no cost thanks to the support from The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund.
Thanks to Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren and Clinton Counties for their generous support.
Beech Acres Parenting Center is thrilled to partner with OhioKAN, a new statewide flexible and responsive kinship and adoption navigator program designed to assist children, caregivers, and families.
Barbara J. Fitch
The Landen Family Foundation