ParentLink is proud to offer educational and peer connection opportunities for kinship caregivers across the state. Because our support groups are offered virtually via Zoom, anyone anywhere in the state can participate through their computer or phone. Our weekly Thursday morning virtual support group provides educational information relevant to the unique needs of kinship caregivers. Our monthly Wednesday evening virtual support group offers kinship caregivers an opportunity for reflection, self-care, and connection with ParentLink staff and other kinship caregivers. Participation is free and door prizes are provided! All kinship caregivers, foster parents, and professionals serving families are welcome to join us!

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Kinship Caregiver Support Groups

ParentLink offers two virtual Support Groups:


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Support Group Presentation Materials

View and print support group presentation slides and handouts from various prior support group sessions. Materials on information topics shared at support group meetings such as trauma-informed care and family enrichment activities can also be found.

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Certificates of Attendance

Individuals can earn hours toward foster parent licensure by attending the Informational and/or Peer Kinship Support Group meetings. Certificates of attendance are provided once a month for participants that need to provide verification of session participation or show hours of attendance.

Email parentlink@missouri.edu or call our KIN-4-KID line at 1-833-546-4543 to request a certificate. Please allow at least a week for staff to process your request.


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Recorded Presentations

View past support group presentations on a variety of topics focused on the needs of kinship caregivers.

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