National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and is a time to celebrate Hispanic + LatinX culture, heritage and contributions. Texas CASA believes that supporting all children and families includes understanding their unique cultural identities, practices and everyday activities.
“Kinship care is a familiar practice in Latino families. Latino families maintain life-long connections, assistance, and support through the value of interdependence. Both outside and inside the child welfare system, the likelihood that Latino children will live in kinship families is significant. While Latino children are not overrepresented nationally in the child welfare system, they are overrepresented in many communities often due to a range of factors that include poverty and discrimination.”
Click here to see the complete Latino Grandfamilies Toolkit.