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Services for relative and non-relative kinship caregivers
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 1
§ 392. Services for relative and non-relative kinship caregivers. 1.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, when a local
social services district is in contact with a relative or non-relative
kinship caregiver or a suitable person who the district has approached
about being a kinship caregiver, such district shall provide written
information as described in subdivision two of this section to such
caregivers or prospective suitable persons. Such information shall also
be made available through the website of both the office and the
district and by other appropriate means in a manner accessible to
relatives and non-relatives caring for children outside of the foster
care system.

2. Such information shall include but not be limited to:

a. information relating to child only grants, including but not
limited to, how to apply for child only grants;

b. information about how to become a kinship foster parent and other
options for care; and

c. information on how to contact the department of family assistance
kinship programs and any resources funded through or operating in the
local social services district for relative and non-relative kinship
caregivers, including those that provide supportive services for all
relative and non-relative kinship caregivers in the district.