This paper describes the design creation and evolution of the Family Empowerment Club, a series of therapeutic, educational support groups that teaches parenting skills, living skills, and the use of community resources. The target population is relative caregivers, including birth parents whose children have experienced abuse or neglect, and kinship foster parents. The aim of the Family Empowerment Club is to facilitate family function and promote family integrity. The evaluation and vignettes are included to illustrate its impact.
- Family preservation
- Kinship care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Life-span and Life-course Studies