Brochure for kinship families - new awareness toolkit item added!

December 14, 2018

It's hard to know what resources are available to you when you are caring for someone else's. You may be letting your child's friend crash on your couch for a short time or be raising your grandchild. That is why the CDHS Division of Child Welfare created the Kinship Care in Colorado brochure. This awareness toolkit item is available for FREE in English and Spanish in full-color and includes resources and information for families commonly referred to in the child welfare system as "kinship families".

Kinship caregivers are relatives, friends, neighbors and other people with a significant relationship to the child, youth or family who are providing care and protection to children and youth who cannot remain safely in their home for a variety of reasons including:

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Substance abuse
  • Incarceration
  • Mental health
  • Domestic violence
  • Death of a parent
  • Financial hardships
  • Military deployments

CDHS also manages the Kinship Connection, a section on the CDHS website with information for kinship families, which can be found easily by visiting

If you work with families, order your free kinship brochures today! 


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