Navigating through the Holidays with the “First Family”

Length: 1 hour, 30 mins. 48-hour access begins upon checkout.

Kim Stevens offers parent/caregivers ways they can provide a sense of belonging and opportunities for deepening attachment by including “first family” in celebrations. Kim also explains how parents/caregivers provide the backup for children to feel included, understood and honored.

Presented by Kim Stevens

Kim is recently retired but served as a program manager at North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) 2006-2022. Her work focused on projects that support foster, adoptive, guardianship, and kinship children and families, providing legislative and family advocacy, policy analysis and recommendations, curriculum development, training and capacity building, technical assistance for support and advocacy organizations, and youth empowerment activities.
Kim and her husband, Buddy have six children, four of whom were adopted as older children from the public foster care system. They maintain informal parenting relationships with two adults who aged out of the foster care system.