Kinship Interdisciplinary Navigation Technologically-Advanced Model (KIN-Tech)
KIN-TECH is designed to serve relative caregivers (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters, or any adult with a close kinship bond with the child) who are providing full time care of a child.
Dosage varies based on length of caregiving. Support groups are typically offered on a monthly basis.
Recommended Locations/Delivery Settings
KIN-TECH offers services over a phone intake line and through a web-based system, "One-e-App". Kinship caregivers are also able to participate in one-on-one meetings with kinship navigators and support groups in community spaces.
Education, Certifications and Training
Kinship navigators are select peer kinship caregivers who have experience maneuvering the challenges that many kinship families face. They receive training so that they are familiar with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) application and can help kinship caregivers use the "One-e-App". The interdisciplinary team is made up of individuals who are professionals with expertise in legal matters, health services, education, and other social services.
Program or Service Documentation
Book/Manual/Available documentation used for review
Pandey, A., & Littlewood, K. (2018). Children’s Home Network kinship navigator: Program manual. Children’s Home Network.
Materials are available in English.
Other supporting materials
Contact Information for Developers
|Results of Search and Review||Number of Studies Identified and Reviewed for Kinship Interdisciplinary Navigation Technologically-Advanced Model (KIN-Tech)|
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Studies Rated LowStudy 10012
Pandey, A., Littlewood, K., Cooper, L., McCrae, J., Rosenthal, M., Day, A., & Hernandez, L. (2018). Connecting older grandmothers raising grandchildren with community resources improves family resiliency, social support, and caregiver self-efficacy. Journal of Women & Aging, (online advance), 1-15. doi:10.1080/08952841.2018.1444940
The Children's Home, Inc. (2016). CHI CW/TANF Kinship Interdisciplinary Navigation Technologically-Advanced Model (KIN-Tech) - Final Report (Grant 90CF0050).This study received a low rating because it did not meet the statistical model standards.