Kinship Navigation Services & Support in Dodge & Lancaster Counties
Lutheran Family Services + KIN-TECH™ – Better for kids, together
Lutheran Family Services has partnered with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to offer LFS KinCare, a specialized service that provides kinship caregivers with the resources and support they need to provide a safe, loving home when children are removed from their parents.
Kinship care is the care of children by relatives, close family members, or in some cases, an adult who has a relationship or bond with a child. Relatives are often preferred kinship care providers for kids, as it helps preserve children’s connections with their families.
Children may need to live with a caregiver for many reasons. The goal of kinship care is to keep children safe and nurtured when their parents are unable to fulfill those duties. Kinship care keeps children from having to enter a complicated court system, preserves parental rights, and puts children in the care of people they know and trust while supporting family preservation.
Lutheran Family Services KinCare program is open to all informal families that are not wards of the state in Dodge and Lancaster Counties.
Lutheran Family Services is committed to providing kinship caregivers with the resources they need, both online and off.
- RSafe® Therapy
- Sexual abuse is traumatic for everyone affected, and Lutheran Family Services offers support and healing through the RSafe® program. For more information on RSafe®, visit https://www.lfsneb.org/service/sexual-abuse/.
- AARP Grand Families Guide
- Intended for grandparents who have begun caring for a grandchild, this guide provides helpful tips, resources and information that you need to know. Visit https://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/info-08-2011/grandfamilies-guide-getting-started.html to learn more.
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Questions About LFS KinCare? Call us at 1-833-572-2053 or email us at [email protected]
Kinship Interdisciplinary Navigation Technologically-Advanced Model, or KIN-TECH™, is a kinship navigation practice model that’s been used for over 20 years to help families negotiate the challenges of kinship care. Lutheran Family Services is proud to embrace KIN-TECH™ model. KIN-TECH™ is a registered trademark of the Children’s Home Network used here by permission.