Kinship Care Navigator
Tracey DeFeyter and her husband, Jason, have been MDHHS licensed foster parents for five years. They have parented 14 kids through birth, adoption, foster care, kinship care, and have provided respite care for several children. Tracey is a direct descendant from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and spent nine years working in child welfare for the Tribe. She is a PRIDE trainer and recruiter for the Region 2 Resource Team.
Tracey brings a wealth of knowledge and the hands on experience of parenting children that have been impacted by trauma. Tracey is an advanced trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach® and has taught this transformative, relationship-focused methodology throughout Michigan. She has been a strong promoter of kinship care and is eager and ready to increase support and advocate for families as a Kinship Care Navigator. She understands the challenges that kinship care families face and she is very passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.