Kinship Care is a temporary or permanent arrangement in which a relative or friend has taken over the full-time substitute care of a child whose parents are unable or unwilling to do so.
Children are in Kinship Care due to many reasons including the death of a parent or parents, military deployment, dependency, incarceration of parents, child abuse/neglect, substance abuse, poverty, teen pregnancy, chronic illness of a parent or parents and domestic violence. If you are a kinship care provider living in Clinton County, Ohio, the Clinton County Child Protection Unit can offer you many services including:
- Case management to access services and support groups within the community
- Home visits
- Referrals to legal services
- Respite care and-or child care
- Referrals to mental health and other services
- KPI – Kinship Permanency Incentive
- Support groups for children and adults
- Training for kinship providers
- Relative homestudies when requested
- Resource manual
- Kinship Care Packet
If you or someone you know is taking care of a grandchild or the child of a relative or friend full-time, call 937-382-5935 and contact Dawn Yeakley at extension 1236 or Lisa Sweetman at extension 1345. You can also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org .