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Advisory Council Report: Kinship Families and Grandfamilies

November 16, 2021

Share the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) Act Initial Report to Congress

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Sample posts

About the report:

  • JUST OUT: Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren delivers initial report to Congress with recommendations for improving support to #KinshipFamilies and #Grandfamilies. #Caregiving

  • Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Initial Report to Congress includes: issues affecting kin and grandparent caregivers, recommendations for improving support, & more! #KinshipFamilies #Grandfamilies #Caregiving

  • In families across the US when parents can no longer care for their children, other kin step in to help but struggle w/ a lack of resources. A new report provides 22 recommendations on improving supports: #KinshipFamilies #Grandfamilies #Caregiving

About grandparents/kin and the children:

  • In the US, there are 2.7 million children being raised in the homes of grandparents. Unfortunately, there isn’t data on the number of children being raised by other kin. Learn more: #KinshipFamilies #Grandfamilies #Caregiving

  • The child welfare system increasingly relies on kin or #grandfamilies to provide care for children, yet they are less likely than non-related foster families to receive needed supports and services. Learn more: #Caregiving

  • Children in kinship families and grandfamilies have usually experienced trauma, abuse, and/or neglect prior to coming into the relative’s care. #KinshipFamilies #Grandfamilies

  • The love and care that kin and grandparent caregivers provide helps the children learn to cope with stress, develop a healthy stress response, and build resiliency. #KinshipFamilies #Grandfamilies

Last modified on 11/15/2021

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