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The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Center compiles free and online legal resources in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system. If you would like to share a recommended resource not listed below, please contact us.Resource Topics:


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AARP
Grandparent Information Center, 601 E. Street, NW Washington, DC 20049 | (202) 434-2296

 

American Bar Association
Center on Children and the Law, 1050 Connecticut Ave., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 | (202) 662-1720

 

The Brookdale Foundation Group
Relatives As Parents Program, 950 Third Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10022 | (212) 308-7355 

 

Casey Family Programs
1300 Dexter Avenue North, Floor 3, Seattle, WA 98109-3542 | (206) 282-7300

 

Child Trends
7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200W, Bethesda, MD 20814 | (240) 223-9200

 

Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 638-2952 

 

Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 628-8787 

 

Fostering Results Children & Family Research Center
150 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 21206Chicago, IL 60602 | (312) 641-2505

The Future of Children
267 Wallace Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 | (609) 258-5894

Generations United
1331 H Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005-4752 | (202) 289-3979 

Grandfamilies of America
6525 Fish Hatchery Road, Thurmont, MD 21788 | (301) 898-8023; Direct Toll Free: (866) 203-8926, ext. 8103

 

Healthy Foster Care America 
American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL  60007 | (847) 434-7119

National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights
Office: School of Social Welfare, HSC, Level 2, Room 093, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8231 | (866) 624-9900
P.O. Box: P.O. Box 1560, Troy, NY 12181 | (518) 833-0215

 

National Conference of State Legislators
Denver Office: 7700 East First Place, Denver, Colorado 80230 | (303) 364-7700
Washington Office: 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 515,Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 624-5400

 

The National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
2180 Third Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10035 |  Fax: (212) 396-7640

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Philadelphia Office: 2005 Market Street, Suite 2800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077 | (215) 575-9050 
Washington Office: 1025 F Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004-2008 | (202) 552-2000

 

The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.Washington, DC 20037 | (202) 833-7200 

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Annotated Bibliography, Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children

Covers government publications, reports, books, websites, journal articles, and popular press concerning grandparents and other relatives raising children both inside and outside the child welfare system, from Generations United (2002).

 

Grand Successes: Stories of lives well-raised
This document consists of stories of various people who were raised by their grandparents and/or relatives.

Grand Voices for America’s Children

Summarizes research and provides recommendations on how to build an effective message to help garner public support for grandparents and other relatives raising children, from Generations United (2005).

 

Grandfamilies: Challenges of Caring for the Second Family

Summarizes the strengths and needs of these families, and provides U.S. Census Bureau data concerning them, from Generations United (2011).  


Guidebooks designed to help relatives’ access services for the children they are raising from Children's Defense Fund (2001):

 

Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children: The Second Intergenerational Action Agenda

Provides a comprehensive overview of the myriad of issues facing grandfamilies and shares recommendations from the second national expert symposium on grandparents and other relatives raising children from Generations United (2005).

 

Kinship Care Resource Kit for Community and Faith-Based Organizations

Provides practical, hands-on information to community and faith-based organizations about the issues facing the families and how to support them from Children's Defense Fund (2004).

 

State Fact Sheets

Contains specific state information related to grandfamilies, including a comprehensive list of grandfamilies’ resources and services, and information about key public benefit programs (2011). 

U.S. Census Bureau Data 
U.S. Census Bureau data on grandparent caregivers and children being raised by grandparents and other relatives.

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