Welcome to Minnesota’s Kinship Navigation Tool!
This Kinship Navigation Tool is a collaborative effort on behalf of the Kinship Working Group from AspireMN. During our work with kinship caregivers — those caring for a relative or kin’s child — we heard about the challenges they faced in finding access to clear and helpful information about their new role.
As a collective of kinship professionals, we listened to this feedback and set out with a goal to create a solution: our Kinship Navigation Tool. This tool offers free, unlimited access to information and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions for kinship caregivers.
- Kinship Terms and Definitions
- Informal Caregivers/Family Caregivers FAQs – Caregivers who are providing care to children who are not currently involved in child protective services.
- Formal Caregiver(s)/Relative Foster Providers FAQs – Caregivers who are providing care to children who are involved in child protective services through a formal foster care placement.
Below is a list of the organizations whose knowledgeable professionals offered their expertise for this effort. Thank you to each contributor for your help creating a centralized resource for these incredible families.