Education and Preparation
The Kinship Connections of Wyoming program facilitates training to help kinship families understand permanency options. Training is often conducted in collaboration with a program partner(s), such as child welfare, the courts system, and local foster care licensing. Kinship families whose children are involved in a child welfare court case are provided with a basic orientation of the dependency and neglect process, home evaluation, option of becoming a licensed foster care provider, and familiarization to other kinship support services. Kinship families who children are not involved in a child welfare court case are provided with a basic orientation of the different permanency options provided through family court.