Kinship Care Workshops: Parents Forced to Leave the United States? Worried About How to Care for a Child?

December 13, 2017

“President Trump’s decision to discontinue the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation granted to Haitian Nationals after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010, is just one of the decisions that will have a profound effect on family structures and care-giving responsibilities across the country, New York State, and in the 97th Assembly District, home to one of the state’s largest Haitian communities, which I proudly represent.”

Who: Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, Chair of the Committee on Children and Families, New York State Kinship Navigator, St. Joseph's Parish, and Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland

What: Kinship Care Workshops free and open to the public. Creole & Spanish translation available.

When: Sunday, December 17th 12:15pm and 3:15pm

Where: St. Joseph’s Church, 245 N. Main St. Spring Valley, NY.

Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern), Chair of the Committee on Children and Families, in partnership with New York State Kinship Navigator, St. Joseph's Parish, and Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland, will hold two workshops for “Kinship Caregivers. NYS Kinship Navigator defines Kinship Caregivers as, “Any non-parent caregiver, including grandparents, relatives, and even non-relatives, who provide full time care for children in their home.”

The goal of the workshops is to inform the community about the rights and resources available. New York’s Kinship Navigator and many of the services that will be discussed are critical to ensure those taking care of children who are impacted by parental deportation and other issues are provided support.

Topics to be covered include:

Parental Rights
Parental Powers of Attorney
Custody and Guardianship Petitions
Rights, Benefits, and Resources for Non-Parent Caregivers
Financial Assistance for Caregivers

To spread critical awareness of the resources available to our community members, please share the attached flyers in English, Spanish or Creole.