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Introduction

The conference aims to offer a comparison of approaches and workflows in different countries to enrich each other’s practices, share experiences, and establishing long-term international cooperation.
A total of 164 participants from 17 countries registered for the conference. They could share their experience on kinship care. It was possible to see presentations of colleagues from Hungary, Finland, Czech republic, Slovakia, Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and USA in two days. Participants could also choose from 11 workshops, which often followed up presentations. The conference was held with the support of The International Visegrad Fund.

Program

August 25, 2021 /First day/

Presentations:

Hungary

Maria Herczog: Kinship care around the world

Jaana PynnönenThe Child in Focus – Model of training and Support in Finland

Zdeněk Moldrzyk: Needs of Kindship caregivers, identification of their views, perceptions and experiences

Michaela Brunclíková, Veronika Prokopová: It is hard to manage without accompanying…

USA

Rene de Bot: Kinship care in the Netherlands

Jaana Pynnönen: What is important during the training, assessment and support of Kinship caregivers based on experience

Eshele Williams: Traditions of Caring and Collaborating: A Trauma Informed Model of Practice for Engaging, Assessing, and Supporting Kinship Caregivers

Maria Herczog: Kinship care in international context –  moderated discussion

Lucie Salačová, Markéta Švejdová Jandová: Training of Kinship caregivers at the beginning of their career

August 26, 2021 /Second day/

Presentations:

USA

Rene de Bot: How many parents a child can have

Elin Margrethe Olsen, Elizabeth EltonThe Norwegian status on Kindship training: Present and future program

Željka Burgund, Tamara Borisavljevic, Edmira Aščić, Mario Janchev: Balcan Countries and a Kinship Care

Eshele Williams: Traditions of Caring and Collaborating: A Trauma Informed Model of Practice for Engaging, Assessing, and Supporting Kinship Caregivers

Workshops:

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USA
USA

Rene de Bot: Kinship care in the Netherlands

Eshele Williams: Traditions of Caring and Collaborating: A Trauma Informed Model of Practice for Engaging, Assessing, and Supporting Kinship Caregivers

Marcus Stallworth: InstruMENtal- Recognizing the importance of the Male role in Child Welfare

Željka Burgund, Tamara Borisavljevic, Edmira Aščić, Mario JanchevExamples of case studies in Kinship care

Elin Margrethe Olsen, Elizabeth Elton:  Present and future program – examples of good practice

Jana Ženíšková: Support services for vulnerable families with children in need in the Czech Republic

The conference was kindly supported by