Kinship Care Connection (KCC)

Note: The Kinship Care Connection (KCC) program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Children and their kin caregivers

Program Overview

The KCC, is an innovative school-based intervention designed to increase children's self-esteem and to mediate kin caregiver burden through the implementation and evaluation of support groups and case management services (including counseling, advocacy, and resource procurement) for caregivers and tutoring, mentoring, counseling, advocacy, and resource procurement for children.

Education and Training

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Strozier, A. L., McGrew, L., Krisman, K., & Smith, A. (2005). Kinship care connection: A school-based intervention for kinship caregivers and the children in their care. Children and Youth Services, 27(9), 1011–1029.

Type of Study: One-group pretest-posttest study
Number of Participants: 307

Population:

  • Age — Adults: 19-70 years, Children: 1-15 years
  • Race/Ethnicity — Adults: 68% African Americans, 20.8% Caucasian, 8.5% Latino, and 2.7% Other; Children: Not specified
  • Gender — Not specified
  • Status — Participants were recruited by the school based social worker at elementary schools in a large Southern metropolis.

Location/Institution: Florida

Summary: (To include comparison groups, outcomes, measures, notable limitations)
The current study tests the efficacy of the Kinship Care Connection (KCC), to increase children’s self-esteem and to mediate kin caregiver burden. Measures utilized include the Hare Self-esteem Scale (HSS), and the Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale (CSE). Results indicate increased self-esteem in children and mediated kin caregiver burden for families participating in the KCC. Limitations include lack of randomization, lack of control group, and lack of follow-up.

Length of postintervention follow-up: None.

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for Kinship Care Connection (KCC).

Contact Information

Kerry Littlewood
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Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2017