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Regional Convenings Resource List

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The following resources were shared by presenters and participants during the 2022 Regional Convenings of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network.

Caregiver Information/Data

Kinship Promising Practices (Generations United & ABA Center on Children and the Law)

Grandfamilies & Kinship Families: Strengths and Challenges (Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network)

GrandFacts: State Fact Sheets (Generations United, ABA Center on Children and the Law, and Casey Family Programs)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Racial Equity Toolkits Featuring Grandfamilies (Generations United)

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA) Framework (OhioKAN)

Group agreements to support diversity, equity and inclusion (KinnectOhio)

Education/Healthcare Access for Children in Kinship/Grandfamilies

McKinney-Vento State Coordinators List

Unaccompanied Youth Eligibility Flowchart for McKinney-Vento eligibility determination(Indiana Education for Homeless Children & Youth)

Children in Informal Kinship Care Affidavit Return to the Requested School (MD State Dept. of Education

State of Maine McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program Caregiver Authorization Form

DC Primary Caregiver School Enrollment Forms (DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education)

State Educational and Health Care Consent Laws (Generations United)

Consent for Healthcare for your Child (Washington State Department of Social and Health Services)

California Caregiver’s Authorization Affidavit (California Courts) (California Courts)


Making WIC Work Better: Welcoming Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Food Research & Action Center)

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Build Back Better Act (Food Research & Action Center)

Screen and Intervene: A Toolkit for Pediatricians to Address Food Insecurity (Food Research & Action Center)


State of Grandfamilies 2019: A Place to Call Home: Building Affordable Housing for Grandfamilies (Generations United)

Bridge Meadows Intergenerational Housing Program

PSS/WSF Grandparent Family Apartments


Kinship Caregiver Options(ABA Center on Children and the Law, Children’s Defense Fund, Generations United)

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care: State-Specific and National Comparison Chart (Generations United)

DC KinCare Alliance Legal and Public Benefits Forms

Legal Center for Foster Care and Education

Alabama Kinship Guardian Desktop Tool

State Adoption Assistance Program (National Council on Adoptable Children)

Licensing Kin as Foster Parents

Nebraska Caregiver Responsibility Tool

Relative Licensing Exception (Child Welfare Playbook)

Navigator/Support/Resource Programs (sorted by state)

AK     Volunteers of America Alaska

CO     Colorado Kinnected 

CA    Lilliput Kinship Support Services Program

CT     Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut-Center for Kinship Services

DE    Delaware Kinship Navigator Program operated by Children’s Choice

DC      KinCare Alliance

FL       KIN-TECH™ Kinship Navigation and Children’s Home Network

GA     Kinship Navigator Portal

GA     Generations Together

IA       Iowa Families First Counseling Services Kinship Navigation Services

KS      Kansas Family Advisory Network Kinship Navigator Program

ME    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine Kinship Program

MD    MDKinCares Program

MI     Kinship Care Resource Center at the School of Social Work/Michigan State University

MN   Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota-Kinship Family Support Services

MO   Missouri Kinship Navigator Program via ParentLink at University of Missouri

MO   Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association Kinship Navigation Program

MT    Montana Kinship Navigator Program

NE     Nebraska Kinship Navigation Program

NV     FosterKinship

NH     New Hampshire Kinship Navigation Program

NH     New Hampshire Family Caregiver Support Program

NY     New York Kinship Navigator Program

OR     Oregon Kinship Navigator Program

PA      Pennsylvania KinConnector


TN     Tennessee Relative Caregiver Program

UT     Children’s Service Society of Utah Kinship Support Program

VT      Vermont Kin as Parents

VA     Family First Virginia

WA    Family Education and Support Services

WY    Kinship Connections of Wyoming

Oversight and Advisory Committees/Commissions

CTFamilyFirst: Kinship and Foster Care Workgroup

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Washington Kinship Care Oversight Committee


Strategies to Build Evidence for Kinship Navigator Programs Under the Family First (Child Trends)

Administration for Children and Families/Children’s Bureau Grantee Synthesis: Kinship Navigator Programs

National Implementation Research Network

2021 Healthy Youth Survey – Topic Specific Factsheets Demographic (Washington State Department of Children Youth & Families)


Lifespan Respite Care Program (Administration for Community Living)

9 Steps to Respite for Grandfamilies (ARCH National Respite Network)

Substance Misuse/Mental Health  

GRAND Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use (Generations United)

Supporting Children and Teenagers Through Loss After an Overdose (University of Southern California, Rossier)

Kingston Scales Institute Caregiver Stress Scale 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Other Financial Support

Improving Grandfamilies’ Access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Generations United)

A Fact Sheet for Grandparent and Relative Caregivers to Help Access Support through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (Generations United)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Supported Permanency Program (Oklahoma Policy)

Minnesota Family Investment Program (TANF)

DC KinCare Alliance Legal and Public Benefits Forms

Know Your Resources: Nonparent Caregiver Benefits (NY State Office of Children and Family Services)

Training Resources for Caregivers and Professionals

Engaging Kinship Caregivers with Dr. Joseph Crumbley (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

UMaine Center on Aging Certificate in Grandfamilies Leadership

Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA)

Pennsylvania KinConnector Family Care Professionals training with Dr. Joseph Crumbley

Partners In Social Engagement Webinar: Collaborating with Parks And Recreation Agencies (engAGED: The National Resource Center for Social Engagement at U.S. Aging)

Tribal Resources

American Indian & Alaska Native Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connections to Family and Cultural Identity (National Indian Child Welfare Association and Generations United)

New Mexico Indian Family Protection Act

Igniting Kinship: Restoring the Office of Indian Education Strategic Plan (Arizona)

White Bison training programs

Other Resources

Information about the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network

New York State Navigator Permission to Contact Form

Family Focused Treatment Association Kinship Therapeutic Foster Care Pilot

The Affordable Connectivity Program (Federal Communications Commission)

*The Network is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $9,950,000 with 95 percentage funded by ACL/HHS and $523,684 and 5 percentage funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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