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New York Grandparents Kinship Care Support From AARP, the lobby for older Americans

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 01:21
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New York Grandparents Kinship Care Support From AARP, the lobby for older Americans

Grandparents and other non-parent relatives raising children joined government, law and social service representatives Tuesday at the Empire State Convention Center to call for more support for "kinship care."

Like foster children, "kinship children" live with relatives other than their parents because of abuse, neglect, abandonment, parental drug and alcohol abuse, incarceration and mental illness, according to AARP, the lobby for older Americans.

But the more than 150,000 New Yorkers caring for these kids — most often grandparents — face obstacles in raising them and lack the support

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Using Facebook to connect foster care children with relatives - Nebraska

on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:18
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Using Facebook to connect foster care children with relatives
Facebook has opened up a new world of experiments for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

The state is using the social networking site as a tool in finding the relatives of children in foster care.

News 5's Dara Newson shows us how it's had an impact on lives.

"When it's your own relatives the chances that you say I'm sorry can't do this anymore seem to go down," said Debi Schriner.

Foster children are often moved from one unfamiliar home to another.

"Often times if they have to go into stranger care they get moved into a different community," Schriner explained.

Schriner is the
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW for Grandparents, Relatives and Kinship Carers

on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 21:10

"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW" for Grandparents, Relatives and Kinship Carers

"Contact"

"Support Groups"

"Legal"

"Respite and Childcare"

About GRG

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW (GRG NSW) - represents an alliance of grandparents who have full-time care and responsibility of their grandchildren across New South Wales. It is an initiative of COTA (NSW) which has come about following a decade of research and collaboration with grandparent support groups and community service representatives.

In particular:

GAPA (Grandparents As Parents Again)

Samaritans (Grandparent