Children’s Home Society of New Jersey Kinship Navigator Model
The CHSofNJ Kinship Navigator Model is designed to support kinship caregivers. Kinship caregivers are relatives caring for children when their biological parents are unable to provide appropriate care.
Most kinship families receive CHSofNJ Kinship Navigator services over a period of four to six months.
Recommended Locations/Delivery Settings
One-on-one visits between kinship caregivers and Ombudsmen are typically conducted either in the family’s home or at the agency office.
Education, Certifications and Training
Ombudsmen and their supervisors are expected to have a Bachelor’s degree or higher and experience in topics related to child development, trauma, conflict resolution, separation and loss counseling, substance abuse, and group facilitation. Ombudsmen receive regular in-service training that covers topics such as trust building and strengths-based approaches for working with families. Supervisors are expected to monitor Ombudsmen and meet individually with them to provide additional training and feedback.
Program or Service Documentation
Book/Manual/Available documentation used for review
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey (2019). Understanding and implementing CHSofNJ’s Kinship Cares Enhanced Navigator model: A programmatic implementation guide to supporting and empowering grandparents and other relatives caring for kin children.
Materials are available in English.
Other supporting materials
For More Information
Phone: (609) 695-6274
Note: The details on Dosage; Location; Education, Certifications, and Training; Other Supporting Materials; and For More Information sections above are provided to website users for informational purposes only. This information is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.
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Studies Rated LowStudy 10000
Feldman, L. H., & Fertig, A. (2013). Measuring the impact of enhanced kinship navigator services for informal kinship caregivers using an experimental design. Child Welfare, 92(6), 41-62.
The Children's Home Society of New Jersey. (2012). Kinship Cares - Final Report (Grant No. 90CF0022).
The Children's Home Society of New Jersey. (2014). Kinship Family Group Decision Making - Final Report (Grant 90CF0030).This study received a low rating because none of the target outcomes met measurement standards.