“The more you know, the stronger you will grow” – unknown
There are a number of opportunities to learn about Kinship, as well as the many other facets involved when Kinship connections are involved.
Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership
The Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership between The University of Vermont’s Department of Social Work and The State of Vermont’s Department for Children and Families (DCF) was established in 1993 to improve the quality of child welfare practice in Vermont by providing social work education and training to current and future employees of DCF . Through its degree program, the partnership offers traineeships to support MSW and BSW students who are interested in a career in child welfare. The non-degree program provides training for DCF staff who work with children and families, and to Vermont kinship, foster and adoptive parents. In addition, the partnership supports faculty research related to the overall mission of the two projects.