DFCS Director to discuss kinship caregiving

October 23, 20181min2241
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On Wednesday, the head of the state’s child welfare agency will outline ways Georgia can help grandparents, aunts, and other relatives caring for boys and girls whose parents aren’t able to.


Tom Rawlings, interim director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services(DFCS), will participate in a panel discussion with other national experts in a forum hosted by the Chronicle of Social Change. He’ll

outline ways the state supports relative caregivers through a statewide network of Kinship Navigators who connect these formal and informal foster parents with benefits and community support programs.


Rawlings is a former juvenile court judge, international expert on child welfare and has been appointed by two governors as director of the Office of Child Advocate.



Panel discussion on supporting those raising relatives’ children


Oct. 24, 2018


3 to 5 p.m.


Georgia Freight Depot,

65 M.L.K. Jr. Dr., SW, Atlanta,


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One comment

  • Lea Anne Brandon

    October 24, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Is there a link where we at the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services could listen to the presentation? Or, will a transcript/audio recording be available that we could access afterward?


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