Relatively Speaking is offered to relative caregivers of children in care. The eligible relative caregiver is or will be taking care of, on a temporary or permanent basis, a child under the age of 18 who is related by blood, marriage, or adoption. The classes are designed to further the understanding of the relative caregiver role, enhance skills to strengthen and manage relationships, and provide information on the impact and effect on the child, birth parent, and the relative family.  The training consists of three, one-week distance learning classes, “About You,” “About the Child,” and “About the Birth Parent.” Each training is three hours in length. These classes are completed using an e-workbook and instructor guidance. 


How this works:
After you register, you will receive an email within 1-2 days with your first e-workbook and directions to complete and take the class. You will have one week to complete each e-workbook, and you should plan on about 3 hours total for each e-workbook. It would actually be better for your learning, if you do not finish it all at once, but come back to it over the week and complete it that way.
An e-workbook is completed by:
·       Opening up the e-workbook as either a pdf or Word document.
·       Reading articles and watching videos
·       Completing activities and assignments
·       The e-workbook is not graded but you need to do the activities and assignments to pass the class

        To register, complete the form below:

First Name:
Full Middle Name:
Last Name:
Date of Birth:
Home Mailing Address:
Zip code:

Primary Telephone Number:
(Please use this format: (xxx) xxx-xxxx

Email address:

Re-enter email address

I am eligible for Relatively Speaking because:
Other (specify role):
If you have a disability which may require special services, please check here.
Please explain your accommodation needs.

Relatively Speaking Modules

Please choose the module or modules you would like to participate in.

About the Child

About the Birth Parent

About You

By submitting your registration, you have agreed to allow the Education &Training Partnership to share your course participation and completion information with the New Hampshire Division for Children Youth & Families (DCYF).

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