Resources for Professionals and Parents

View video clips from ParentLink's GrandFamily ITV (February 2008) related to programs and resources for GrandFamilies or research and practice.

STATEWIDE RESOURCES

Search State Laws

New Grandparents Legislation

Q&A about The Kinship Caregiver Support Act

A State Fact Sheet for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children

AARP: www.aarp.org/grandparents

Breakthrough Coalition: http://breakthroughcoalition.org

Kinship Care Legal Research Center: http://www.abanet.org/child/kinshipcare.shtml

Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association: http://www.mfcaa.org/
This organization has several training opportunities, activities and fundraisers around the state.

Parents As Teachers: www.parentsasteachers.org
Their website is very user friendly and makes it easy to locate particular areas when working with families who have children birth - 5 years old.

Missouri Families: www.MissouriFamilies.org

NATIONAL RESOURCES

AARP Grandparent Information Center
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: 1-888-687-2277
Website: http://www.aarp.org/families/grandparents/gic/

Offers resources for grandparents of all types - those living close by or long distance, grandparents raising grandchildren, step grandparents, or those with visitation issues.

Grand Parent Again
Website: http://www.grandparentagain.com/

This website provides information for grandparents who need information about parenting skills. Legal, medical, and school advice is offered on this webpage.

Foundation for Grandparenting
108 Farnham Road
Ojai, CA 93023
Email: gpfound@grandparenting.org

Website: http://www.grandparenting.org/

This website offers legal advice, current research, book lists, and support for grandparents raising grandchildren.

KINship Information Network, Inc.
PO Box 450063
Sunrise, Fl 33345-0063
Phone: 772-501-0502
Website: http://www.kinsupport.org/

An organization dedicated to those grandparents and other relative caregivers who are raising their grandchildren, their nieces or nephews either by court order or voluntarily. The website provides online support groups, information and referrals for kin caregivers.

National Coalition for Grandparents
137 Larkin St.
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-238-8751
Contact Person: Ethel Dunn

A coalition of grandparent caregivers who work for legislation and other policy changes in support of relative caregivers.

GrandsPlace
154 Cottage Rd.
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: 860-763-5789
Website: www.grandsplace.com

The website provides legal resources and chat rooms for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Relatives as Parents Program
Contact Person: Melinda Perez-Porter
Email: mpp@brookdalefoundation.org

Website: http://www.brookdalefoundation.org/relativesasparents.htm

This website provides listings of local, regional, and state relatives-as-parents programs, state fact sheets on kinship care, and links to other relatives-as-parents program websites and resources.

Generations United
1331 H Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:202-289-3979
Website: gu@gu.org

A national membership organization focused on improving the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies. Their website provides resources, fact sheets, and information about local, regional, state, and national support groups and services for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Starkey Hearing Foundation
HEAR NOW Program
6700 Washington Ave. South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone 800-328-8602
Email: nonprofit@starkey.com
Website: www.sotheworldmayhear.org

Military One Source

website: www.militaryonesource.com

Military OneSource is free to service members and their eligible family members. Your work will help them build on their strengths, teach them to maximize their support systems, and help them find community resources to meet their needs.

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections

The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections is a training, technical assistance, and information services organization dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of State, local, Tribal and other publicly administered or supported child welfare agencies.