Current research, best practices and a review of South Carolina policy and practice reveals kinship caregivers have specific resource needs that differ from foster and adoptive parents. With the success of the 2016 Kinship Care Summits, we will host a series of three Kinship Care Summits during the month of September 2017, Kinship Care Awareness Month. This year's focus will be Engaging Biological Parents with Kinship Families. Summits will run from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. to allow for travel of out-of-town attendees. Lunch and Continuing Education Units will be provided for participants.