• November 2002
  • Vol. 3, No. 9

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Kinship Care State Fact Sheets Available

A new series of fact sheets provides important information and resources for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the fact sheets include:

  • Census data on the number of children being cared for by relatives
  • Innovative state programs assisting kin caregivers
  • Policies that affect kin caregivers in the foster care system
  • Resources to support kin caregivers
  • Overviews of state laws and regulations affecting kinship care

The fact sheets are the result of a joint effort by Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support, the Children's Defense Fund, the Child Welfare League of America, AARP, Generations United, the Urban Institute, Brookdale Foundation, and Johnson & Hedgpeth Kinship Care Consultants.

PDF versions of the fact sheets can be downloaded from the Casey Family Programs website at http://www.casey.org/cnc/state_contacts/kinship_fact_sheets.htm. (This link is no longer available, but information can be found at http://www.childrensdefense.org/childwelfare/kinshipcare/fact_sheets/default.aspx.)

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