Family Systems and Kinship Care: Challenges and Opportunities


Webinar event date

Nov 2, 2018 1:00 am EDT

Webinar Presenters

Camella Magulike

Camella Magulike received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kingston University in London, England. For the last 5 years, Camella has worked for Wood’s Homes and is currently a Program Manager for their Foster Care, Kinship Support, and Supported Visitation and Transportation Programs in Calgary, Alberta.

Prior to this, Camella worked in the United States for several years as a Family Permanency Specialist at a residential program for adolescents diagnosed with complex psychiatric, behavioral and/or developmental disorders, including a variety of high risk behaviors.

Having lived in four countries in the last 17 years, Camella has gained a strong knowledge base in how to work with diverse ethnic minorities and cultures.


Susan Gardiner

Susan Gardiner is a Registered Psychologist and Director of Programs at Wood’s Homes. Over the past 10 years, Susan has been responsible for the development of Wood’s Homes Collaborative Service Delivery Partnership in Calgary and Lethbridge, Alberta. Susan has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, management and program development.

She has a long standing interest in applying knowledge to improve our practice.



There has been increasing emphasis on placing children with kin when removed from their families. There is a need to recognize this as an area of complex practice and to develop skilled support for kinship arrangements. This webinar will consider underlying family systems and dynamics issues in kinship care with practice implications for positive outcomes.