Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Doubly Stressed Triply Blessed -- Resources

Family Caregiving March 24, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF
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Section V – Resources:

In the midst of the challenges faced by grandparents and other relatives raising children are messages of hopefulness. There are growing networks of support to help kinship care families navigate complex service systems.

State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children:

In a unique national partnership, the AARP Foundation, Brookdale Foundation Group, Casey Family Programs, Child Welfare League of America, Children's Defense Fund, and Generations United have compiled and released state fact sheets and one national fact sheet that include:

  • Census data on the number of grandparent caregivers and the children they are raising
  • A comprehensive list of local programs, resources and services
  • State foster care policies for kinship (grandparent and other relative) caregivers
  • Information about key public benefit programs
  • Important state laws
  • National organizations that may be of help

To access these fact sheets, go to http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/grandfacts-sheets/.

For information on state-specific laws related to kinship care, go to http://www.grandfamilies.org.

For more information on developing kinship care support groups, see the eXtension factsheet Building and Maintaining a Support Group.

Additional resources can be found on the websites of the following organizations:

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