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Kinship Classes and Groups

We support kinship families with numerous trainings and support groups throughout the year.

 

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What You Need To Know

All events listed below are held at the CARE Center, located on the first floor of the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center (1200 Federal Blvd.).

Please note all schedules are subject to change. Contact the CARE Center by phone (720-944-2404) or email (carecenter@denvergov.org) to confirm dates and times.

Orientation provides information and resources and is required for new kinship caregivers who are caring for a child in the child welfare system.

Child care may be available; call 720-944-2404 to inquire about arrangements.

Important note: Until further notice, meetings may be conducted via Skype or limited in-person meetings. Please call to confirm arrangements.

Upcoming dates:

  • Mar. 19 (Thu), 10 a.m.
  • Mar. 26 (Thu), 6 p.m. (en español) 
  • Mar. 28 (Sat), 1 p.m. 
  • Apr. 2 (Thu), 10 a.m. 
  • Apr. 9 (Thu), 6 p.m.
  • Apr. 16 (Thu), 10 a.m.
  • Apr. 18 (Sat), 1 p.m.
  • Apr. 23 (Thu), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • May 7 (Thu), 10 a.m.
  • May 9 (Sat), 1 p.m.
  • May 14 (Thu), 6 p.m.
  • May 21 (Thu), 10 a.m.
  • May 28 (Thu), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • June 4 (Thu), 10 a.m.
  • June 11 (Thu), 6 p.m.
  • June 18 (Thu), 10 a.m.
  • June 20 (Sat), 1 p.m.
  • June 25 (Thu), 6 p.m. (en español)

Child care may be available; call 720-944-2404 to inquire about arrangements.

Upcoming sessions (all available via Skype only; please call to make arrangements):

Weekday Sessions

Class 1: March 3 (Tue), 6-9 p.m.
Class 2: March 5 (Thu), 6-9 p.m.
Class 3: March 10 (Tue), 6-9 p.m.
Class 4: March 12 (Thu), 6-9 p.m.
Class 5: March 18 (Tue), 6-9 p.m.
Class 6: March 20 (Thu), 6-9 p.m.
Class 7: March 24 (Tue), 6-9 p.m.
Class 8: March 26 (Thu), 6-9 p.m.
Class 9: March 31 (Tue), 6-9 p.m.

Saturday Sessions

Classes 1 & 2: Feb. 22 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Classes 3 & 4: Feb. 29 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Classes 5 & 6: March 7 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Classes 7 & 8: March 14 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class 9: March 21 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Support groups offer kinship providers the opportunity to meet, discuss,  and learn from others in a similar situation, and share emotional and practical support.

Child care may be available; call 720-944-2404 to inquire about arrangements.

  • Mar. 18 (Wed), 6 p.m. (canceled)
  • Apr. 14 (Tue), 6 p.m.  (en español) (canceled)
  • Apr. 15 (Wed), 6 p.m. (canceled)
  • May 12 (Tue), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • May 20 (Wed), 6 p.m.
  • June 9 (Tue), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • June 17 (Wed), 6 p.m.
  • July 14 (Tue), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • July 15 (Wed), 6 p.m.
  • Aug. 11 (Tue), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • Aug. 19 (Wed), 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 8 (Tue), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • Sept. 16 (Wed), 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 13 (Tue), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • Oct. 21 (Wed), 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 10 (Tue), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • Nov. 18 (Wed), 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 (Tue), 6 p.m. (en español)
  • Dec. 16 (Wed)

 

CPR and First Aid Training is for foster parents and providers in the process of becoming foster parents.

  • Mar. 21 (Sat), 1-5 p.m. (canceled)
  • Apr. 18 (Sat), 1-5 p.m.  (canceled)
  • May 16 (Sat), 1-5 p.m.
  • June 20 (Sat), 1-5p.m.

 

You must register no later than the Wednesday before each Saturday class. Call 720-944-2404 or email carecenter@denvergov.org. Child care is not provided.

 

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Contact the CARE Center by phone (720-944-2404) or email (carecenter@denvergov.org) to sign up or to confirm dates and times.

 


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Locations

Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
 

 

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720-944-4DHS (4347)

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