Kinship Families

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, Power of Attorneys: Introduction, from Legal Aid Justice Service

    Introduction to Powers of Attorney

  • Guide, Power of Attorneys: Introduction, from Legal Aid Justice Service

    Instructions for Power Of Attorney


Education for Immigrant Students and Children of Immigrants, from Legal Aid Justice Center
  • Guide, Education for Immigrant Students and Children of Immigrants, from Legal Aid Justice Center


National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment

The National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment, NRCDR website closed on September 29, 2017. The NRCDR website is not being maintained but resources on diligent recruitment remain available.

  • Website, National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment


Kinship webpage from Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • Website, Kinship webpage from Child Welfare Information Gateway


Supporting Kinship Caregivers Podcast series

Supporting Kinship Caregivers Podcast Series from Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Link to streaming services to listen to part 1 & part 2 of the podcast, or get the transcripts.

 

  • Website, Supporting Kinship Caregivers Podcast series

    Part 1 Website

  • Transcript, Supporting Kinship Caregivers Podcast series

    Transcript Part 1

  • Website, Supporting Kinship Caregivers Podcast series

    Part 2 Website

  • Transcript, Supporting Kinship Caregivers Podcast series

    Transcript Part 2


Kinship Treatment Foster Care toolkit

This 2015 toolkit from the Foster Family-based Treatment Association offers an overview of treatment foster care by kinship caregivers.

  • Toolkit, Kinship Treatment Foster Care toolkit


Hope and Healing for Sensory Deprivation

This booklet provides an overview of Sensory Deprivation or Sensory Processing Disorder. Based on the work of Carol Kranowitz and Karyn Purvis, information on definition, origins, detection & diagnosis,  and treatment are included.

  • Document, Hope and Healing for Sensory Deprivation


The Grandparent’s and Other Relative Caregiver’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities from the Children’s Defense Fund
  • Guide, The Grandparent’s and Other Relative Caregiver’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities from the Children’s Defense Fund


Children’s Defense Fund Guide to Resources for Kinship Families
  • Guide, Children’s Defense Fund Guide to Resources for Kinship Families


Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren
  • PDF, Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren


Compilation of Kinship Resources
  • Document, Compilation of Kinship Resources


Meeting the Unique Needs of a Growing Population

Kinship Adoption: Meeting the Unique Needs of a Growing Population, from Child Focus.

  • Report, Meeting the Unique Needs of a Growing Population


Generations United/The State of Grandfamilies Report 2017- In Loving Arms: The Protective Role of Grandparents and Other Relatives in Raising Children Exposed to Trauma
September 01, 2017

In Loving Arms: The Protective Role of Grandparents and Other Relatives in Raising Children Exposed to Trauma

  • Report, Generations United/The State of Grandfamilies Report 2017- In Loving Arms: The Protective Role of Grandparents and Other Relatives in Raising Children Exposed to Trauma

    Full report

  • Infographic, Generations United/The State of Grandfamilies Report 2017- In Loving Arms: The Protective Role of Grandparents and Other Relatives in Raising Children Exposed to Trauma


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.

  • Guide, Guide: Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities

  • Website, Guide: Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising 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.

  • Guide, Kinship Care Options brochure from Virginia Department of Social Services


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.

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children in kinship care by supporting kinship families and to strengthen recognition of the importance of kinship families for millions of vulnerable children.
  • Website, National Kinship Alliance for Children


Generations Together

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.
  • Website, Generations Together


Grandfamilies.org

Grandfamilies.org, a collaboration of Generations United, the American Bar Association Center for Children and the Law, and Casey Family Programs.

  • Website, Grandfamilies.org

    Grandfamilies

  • Website, Grandfamilies.org

    Generations United