Penn State Extension— Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)
Posted: March 18, 2011
The RAPP program has four components:
- Educational seminars for human service professionals:
Kinship family simulation workshops are conducted to build professionals’ awareness of the challenges faced by relative caregiver families and the resources available to them.
- Educational workshops for relative caregiver families:
These workshops strengthen caregivers’ childrearing and family communication skills. They are usually conducted as part of kinship family support group meetings.
- Kinship Family Retreats:
Relative caregiver family members spend two days of quality time together in a stress-free, camplike setting and take part in various educational and recreational activities designed to help families address communication and relationship issues.
- The PA Kinship Navigator website:
This is an online database of programs, services, and resources available for relative caregiver families in the state. This is a collaborative effort with the Kinship Institute (Philadelphia, PA) to update and add new resource listings to the database.