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ERIC Number: ED507737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 93
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
New Help for Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives: Questions and Answers about the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008
Annie E. Casey Foundation
This publication is intended to help ensure full and prompt implementation of the improvements in the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act for children being raised by grandparents and other relatives. It was prepared by 18 organizations, many of whom have been working individually and together for a number of years to support children being raised by grandparents and other relatives. In this Guide, the collaborating organizations have answered a number of questions, all of which have been posed to them by persons interested in implementing the new act. The Guide is intended to be useful to those charged with implementing the improvements for children being raised by grandparents and other relatives, as well as others who are advocating for the new improvements and assisting with implementation. It can also be used in states and communities to bring together multiple stakeholders already working in communities on behalf of children being cared for by relative caregivers. The following are appended: (1) Implementation Chronology; (2) Glossary; (3) Selected Resources; and (4) Contacts for Collaborating Organizations. This Guide was a collaborative effort of 18 organizations, including: Center for Law and Social Policy, Children's Defense Fund, Alliance for Children and Families/United Neighborhood Centers of America, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Annie E. Casey Foundation/Casey Family Services, Casey Family Programs, Center for the Study of Social Policy, ChildFocus, Child Welfare League of America, Children and Family Research Center--School of Social Work at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Family Violence Prevention Fund, Generations United, GrandFamilies of America, National Association of County Human Services Administrators, National Center for State Courts, National Foster Care Coalition, North American Council on Adoptable Children, and Voices for America's Children.
Annie E. Casey Foundation. 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-6600; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation