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:
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: