Dear friends of kinship care – Welcome to a new era (we hope) that may recognize kinship care as a critical piece of raising healthy children in body and spirit.

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How do you define kinship care? First you must answer the question “What is a family?” The last generation has seen many changes in how “family” is defined: from largely

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Does this sound like you? You have less time for your own interests, you’re skipping social activities, you’re dipping into savings and you’re anxious about your future financial picture. You’re

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Custodial grandparents are saving their grandkids from the mistakes of the parents I’ve always thought of heroes as people who jeopardize their own lives to save others, like the firefighters

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If you’ve ever worried about losing the right to see your grandkids, read this now and forward to a grand friend. By: Susan Hoffman, Author of Grand Wishes http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org I

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1) National organizations Administration on Aging, Grandparents Resources Administration on Aging, Center for Communication and Consumer Services/DHHS, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201; 202-619-0724; aoainfo@aoa.gov; www.aoa.gov/prof/notes/notes_grandparents.asp Addresses issues involving

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By: Brette Sember When we marry or partner with someone who has grandchildren, our new role as a step-grandmother may require some adjustments for everyone. Judith Mara Beach is a

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More than 2.4 million grandparents in the U.S. are primary caregivers for their grandchildren (about 6 million children under 18 in the 200 census, which was taken before the Iraq

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By Carol Flett I can role out post after post on the joys of Christian grandparenting, but when it comes right down to it, I am only a part time

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As presiding judge for five years for Chicago’s Cook County Child Protection Division, I have ruled on hundreds of difficult cases involving children who have been the victim of abuse

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BY: Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D. Let’s face it, life is one big contest. In nearly everything the law of the jungle, prevails. But nature’s fury pales in comparison with the

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Day three of the National Volunteerism and Community Services Conference kicked off with a gathering of leaders from the philanthropic, community service, non-profit and government sectors for a comprehensive introduction

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By Cheryl Wright The children were 1, 2 and 4 when they came to live with me, my hubby and our son five years ago. After months of court appearances,

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