Grandparents Taking Care of Grandchildren (Radio Program) KSKA Radio’s Charles Wohlforth talked with Alaskan grandparents raising their grandchildren as a result of alcohol and drug abuse.
Kinship Care Project The Grandfamilies Network has regular support groups and activities for persons raising their kin including grandparents raising their grandchildren. (522-9866 for more information).
Guide to Child Protective Services for Relatives http://dfcs.alaska.gov/ocs/Documents/Publications/pdf/relativeGuide.pdf
GrandFacts: State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children (Alaska) http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/relationships/friends-family/grandfacts/grandfacts-alaska.pdf
Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System Information Packet from the Child Welfare information Gateway
AARP has put together
several resources to assist grandparents raising grandchildren including
a guide of what to do if you are just getting started at
Grandparenting Today Lots of fact sheets from the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension specific to grandparents raising grandchildren from development to money ideas to self-care to dealing with adult child interference.
Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care (Featuring Kinship Care Expert Joseph Crumbley) For Training Credit, Use the Micro-Training Video Questionnaire. Each Module is worth (.5 hr) of training.
Module One: Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Guilt
Module Two: Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Loss and Ambivalence
Module Three: Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Projections and Transference
Module Four: Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Hope, Fantasy and Denial
Module Five: Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Loyalty Issues