Power of Attorneys: Introduction, from Legal Aid Justice Service
Introduction to Powers of Attorney including answering what is a Power of Attorney, what are the benefits of executing (completing and signing) a Power of Attorney.
Instructions for Power Of Attorney including steps for the agent to perform.
Guide: Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities
Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities, from Generations United
Are you a grandparent or other relative raising another family member’s child? You are not alone. Grandfamilies – or extended family members and close family friends and the children they raise – are growing in numbers. More than 2.7 million children are being raised in grandfamilies without any parents in the home. Although we don’t know how many, we believe many of the children in grandfamilies have disabilities or special needs. Often they may have disabilities because of the situations that led to them being cared for in a grandfamily. Some of them may develop disabilities if they do not receive services to help them while they are young.
The guide seeks to answer some of the most often asked questions from grandfamilies like yours who have children with disabilities.
Kinship Care Options brochure from Virginia Department of Social Services
Kinship care is a way for children to stay connected to family when they have been voluntarily or involuntarily removed from the care of their parents. Removal may become necessary due to a parent’s illness, incarceration, lack of housing, insufficient income, abuse or neglect. Regardless of the reason for kinship care,most children fare better when connections to family and loved ones are maintained.
National Kinship Alliance for Children
The National Kinship Alliance for Children is a nationwide network of kinship caregivers, community members, and professionals working together to provide education and support, advocacy, and thought leadership for kinship families.
Generations together’s mission is to create vibrant, multi-generational communities where children who have experienced foster care find permanent, loving families; those families receive integral support; and seniors find meaningful purpose as valued members of the community.
Their goals are..
- Increase the number of families who can consider providing a permanent home for a foster child and/or sibling group by providing affordable housing;
- Increase the relational support these families need to thrive by providing onsite services and by equipping and enhancing the community to care for itself.