It takes a village to raise a child....
Love for the children drives most caregivers. Sadness over the situation of the children’s parents lingers in the shadows. Frustration with a system that can make it difficult to keep the children safe and provide for their needs fuels anger. But it all comes back to love for the children.
Attempting to find services and resources can be a long, frustrating process even for those who work in or are familiar with the social service delivery system. For the majority of people the task of finding help can sometimes seem overwhelming. Sometimes determining where to begin can be the most difficult and time-consuming task of all. The purpose of this resource guide is to give grandparents raising grandchildren a quick overview of services, programs, and general “starting points” to get needed assistance. The guide also provides tips and general information that grandparents may want to consider as they courageously take on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren.
Training And Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Entering Transition
The training course spans one 2-hour class per week for a six week period with resources and local experts that will assist relative caregivers in their endeavor to provide a stable and happy environment for children who have been placed in their care.
Legal Issues – Custody, Adoption, Visitation Rights, Issues with DCF
Department of Children & Families – Protective Investigation Division / Economic Self-Sufficiency Division
Coping Skills – How to cope with your new role parenting again.
Children with Special Needs – ADHD, Autism, and Behavioral Issues
Parenting Skills – Infants, Adolescents and Teenagers