Kinship Caregivers Guide:  How to Support Older Youth with Foster Care Experience through Co-Regulation

Summary:  The need for kinship support is important.  This article gives specific bullet points on supporting older youth through co-regulation.  It describes co-regulation clearly, gives clear ideas where co-regulation would benefit, and describes what co-regulation looks like and why it is so important.  “Co-Regulation not only supports youth; it also strengthens relationships between youth and their kinship caregivers.”


Application: The practical examples at the end of the article are critical to see how this works.  Kinship caregivers would have to practice to learn these skills – but would be rewarded with their use.


Source: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families


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