Across the country and here in RI, the number of grandparents, other relatives, and family friends caring for children has grown exponentially. These caregivers are often referred to as kinship caregivers. This Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families funded program provides multiple monthly support groups for kinship caregivers. These groups offer kinship families an opportunity to talk, share, ask questions, and receive support from one another. Groups are facilitated by staff with clinical and/or lived experience. Groups are confidential and free of charge.
Adoption Rhode Island provides numerous expressive arts experiential workshops throughout the year. These workshops are for children and youth impacted by foster care and adoption. They provide children with an opportunity to be with other children with similar experiences, and explore, exercise an develop their creativity through multiple artistic modalities. For more information, contact Bernie Hicks firstname.lastname@example.org