Kinship care options and advice for grandparents of kids in the child-welfare system
By Cathleen J. Newbanks
The Fostering Connections Act (2009) mandates that child-welfare workers locate and contact relatives within 30 days of a child being removed from the custody of their parent(s). Research has shown that children removed from their [...]
By Patricia Patti
Despite the comical antics and jokes cleverly played out in the new holiday released movie, Parental Guidance has several life lessons. The film shows the struggle between generations and different views on child rearing. The movie’s conflicts are so fundamentally human, making the audience smile, no matter which side you [...]
Amazing Third Acts
Judy Cockerton — winner of AARP’s 2012 Purpose Prize for Intergenerational Innovation — is re-envisioning and reinventing child foster care in America
By Richard J. Anthony, Sr.
When Judy Cockerton first entered the world of child welfare in 1999, she was the founding owner of two specialty toy [...]
GRAND Magazine Editor’s Note: This looks like a fun show to watch to see how grandparent seniors and adult grandchild aged juniors get along when living together.
Ever look at young people today and think, we are way too different to see eye to eye? You’re not the only one. A new reality show called [...]
By Debra Karplus, MS, OTR/L
When you and your husband were dating, umpteen years ago, and the relationship started to become serious, it became time to meet his parents. You expected that his folks would be pleasant people. But you were young, your backgrounds were so different, and when alone in the room with his [...]
Our friend, Mike Tikkanen, founder of Kids At Risk Action (KARA) has a powerful new video available that you can access here: http://www.invisiblechildren.org/2013/01/17/watch-this/
The toll of childhood trauma on society is incalculable.
Kids At Risk Action (KARA) Kids At Risk Action (KARA) is a non-profit advocacy network focusing on issues related to neglected and [...]