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The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system.

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The Center is a collaboration among the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law, Generations United, and Casey Family Programs.

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The State of Grandfamilies in America: 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014

The State of Grandfamilies in America: 2014 shines a light on the challenges grandfamilies face and the incredible service they provide our country. The report includes an infographic that shows 7.8 million children live in grandfamilies, where grandparents or other relatives are the householders and offers recommendations to help guide the development of supportive policies and services for grandfamilies.

 

U.S. Census Bureau report - Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012
Thursday, November 13, 2014

The U.S. Census Bureau report - Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012 explores the complexity of households in which grandparents and grandchildren live together. It uses data from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).

 

Model Foster Family Licensing Standards
Monday, October 27, 2014

The American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law,  the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Generations United, and the National Association for Regulatory Administration in partnership developed Model Foster Family Licensing Standards. These standards are the first ever family foster home licensing standards to protect children and ease the way for caregivers to become foster parents.

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This practical publication and its summary have a "checklist" of specific policies, programs, and policies that can help state and community policymakers and advocates improve grandfamilies' access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Policy Brief publication. Summary.

 

State Educational and Health Care Consent Laws
Thursday, December 19, 2013
State Educational and Health Care Consent Laws is a policy brief that uses specific examples and language from the states with educational and health care consent laws. This practical publication is designed to give policymakers and advocates the tools they need to pursue similar legislation or amend their existing state laws. 

Grand Resources: A Fact Sheet for Grandparent and Relative Caregivers to Help Access Support
Friday, December 06, 2013

Grand Resources: A Fact Sheet for Grandparent and Relative Caregivers to Help Access Support isfactsheet created by Generations United with support from the Annie E. Casey foundation which provides valuable information for grandfamilies who wish to access TANF.

 

Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities
Monday, September 30, 2013
Generations United developed Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities to equip the caregivers with the national resources they need to help their children thrive, now and in the future. 

New Kinship Diversion Paper
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A new report, The Kinship Diversion Debate: Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies, explores different perspectives on the practice of diverting children from child welfare.

 
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