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! September is National Kinship Care Month! We’ll be highlighting our amazing Kinship Connections program all month.

Welcoming a loved one’s child into your home can have many benefits. For the both of you. Kinship Connections at Beech Acres Parenting Center helps you find financial resources, navigate complex paperwork and connect you with other families.

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-term 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.

Important 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.