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Magrab P. n.d.. Networking and Community-Based Services for Children with Special Needs: [Final report]. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Medical Center, 45 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to achieve comprehensive, coordinated, community-based services for children with special health needs and their families through improved collaboration among parents and public and private agencies at all levels within the service delivery system. Activities included maintaining a network of States, facilitating coalitions within States, brokering technical assistance, organizing conferences, and developing materials on topics such as the financing of services, service provision to culturally diverse groups, rural services, and collaboration between mental health professionals and other health care providers. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-147130.

Keywords: Child Care, Chronically Ill, Collaboration of Care, Community-Based Health Care, Families, Family-Based Health Care, Financing, Grandparents, Medicaid, Networks, Parent Support Groups, Parents, Rural Population

Safe Kids Worldwide. 2014. Keeping families safe around medicine. Washington, DC: Safe Kids Worldwide, 22 pp.

Martinez M, Rider F, Cayce N, Forsell S, Poirier J, Hunt S, Crawford G, Sawyer J. 2013. A guide for father involvement in systems of care. Washington, DC: Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, 50 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about the importance of fathers in the lives of their children and identifies potential consequences of non-involvement. The guide also offers strategies for systems and families to help fathers become more involved. Topics include statistics about the presence or absence of fathers in their children's lives, why children need fathers to be actively involved, ways for systems of care to best support fathers' involvement in individual- and family-service plans, how systems of care can involve fathers in all dimensions of development, different cultural perspectives on fatherhood, the role of young fathers, grandfather involvement, and the role of fathers in the child welfare system.

Contact: Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 403-6827 Fax: (202) 403-5007 E-mail: tapartnership@air.org Web Site: http://www.tapartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent fathers, Child development, Child welfare agencies, Cultural factors, Families, Father child relations, Fathers, Grandparents, Parenting skills, Service delivery systems

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2013. Safe sleep for your grandbaby: Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Rockville, MD: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 10 pp.

Annotation: This brochure explains ways that grandparents can help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 13-4978, 13-4978(S).

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Infant death, Infants, Injury prevention, Risk factors, SIDS: Grandparents, Sleep position

Annie E. Casey Foundation. 2012. Stepping up for kids: What government and communities should do to support kinship families. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 16 pp. (Policy report)

Annotation: This policy report summarizes what is known about kinship care, identifies the problems and issues families face related to such care, and recommends how to best support caregivers as they take responsibility for children in their extended families and communities. The report explains what kinship care is and discusses why it is important and common challenges. Statistical information is presented about the number of children in kinship care and costs of kinship care compared with other types of child care.

Contact: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 547-6600 Fax: (410) 547-6624 E-mail: webmail@aecf.org Web Site: http://www.aecf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children, Communities, Costs, Families, Family support services, Grandparents, Infants, Public policy, Statistical data

Murphey D, Cooper M, Moore KA. 2012. Grandparents living with children: State-level data from the American Community Survey. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines recent trends, national and for each state, related to grandparents who live with grandchildren. In addition to presenting data in tabular form about grandparents living with children, those responsible for the care of grandchildren, percentage of co-resident grandparents responsible for the care of children, percentage of those responsible for care of grandchildren in povery, percentage of people ages 35 and older in poverty, and percentage or responsible grandparents with limited English, the brief provides an overview and discusses variations by state. Information about the data used is included.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Families, Family structure, Grandparents, Limited English speakers, Low income groups, Poverty, Statistical data, Trends

Murphey D, Cooper M, Moore KA. 2012. Children living with and cared for by grandparents: State-level data from the American Community Survey. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 3 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief examines recent trends, national and for each state, related to children who reside in their grandparents' household. In addition to presenting data in tabular form about children living with grandparent householder and children whose grandparents have primary responsibility for care in 2005-2007 and 2008-2010, the brief provides an overview and discusses variations by state. Information about the data used is included.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Families, Family characteristics, Grandparents, Statistical data, Trends

Horchler JN, Rice R. 2011. SIDS and infant death survival guide: Information and comfort for grieving family and friends and professionals who seek to help them. (4th ed., rev. and upd.). Hyattsville, MD: SIDS Educational Services, 324 pp. (Continues: The SIDS Survival Guide)

Annotation: This book provides information for parents and other caregivers who have lost a child to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Topics include a definition of SIDS, perspectives from experts, a brief review of research into a diagnostic test, a history of SIDS, and accounts by parents of their experiences. Additional topics include dealing with guilt and anger; grieving and bereavement; the grief of fathers, other siblings, and grandparents; the loss of an infant at the childcare provider's; advice for friends of parents who have lost an infant; planning a funeral and the role of the clergy; advice on grieving and moving forward; dealing with anniversaries and holidays; advice on peer contact and professional help; emergency medical responders and the authorities; and a subsequent baby and the question of home monitoring. Additional information is provided on guilt and risk reduction; dreams and premonitions; and more stories and poems from the experience of losing an infant. The appendices include national and international organizations that provide information, counseling, research data, and grants on SIDS and related topics as well as a bibliography and a suggested reading list. The 3rd edition is available in Spanish.

Contact: SIDS Educational Services, P.O. Box 2426, Hyattsville, MD 20784-0426, Telephone: (301) 322-2620 Fax: (301) 322-9822 E-mail: sidses@aol.com Web Site: http://www.sidssurvivalguide.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-9641218-0-5.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child care, Clergy, Consumer education materials, Family support, Grandparents, Grief, Home monitoring, Infant death, Parent support services, Parents, Risk assessment, SIDS, Siblings, Spanish language materials

Hoffman E, Perrin TC. 2009. Extending home visiting to kinship caregivers and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report explores how home visiting can be responsive to children who spend significant time either in the care of kinship caregivers (i.e. grandparents and other relatives) when their parents are unable to provide care, or when family, friends, or neighbor (FFN) caregivers provide care for children so that their parents can work, go to school, or pursue other educational or training opportunities. The report (1) presents findings from interviews conducted by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) with representatives from national home visiting models, as well as stake holders and experts in the field at the state and local level; (2) explores considerations and opportunities for using home visiting to serve children in kinship care or with FFN caregivers; and (3) highlights promising models for serving these populations. The report also offers recommendations for state and federal policymakers.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child care, Children, Families, Family support Programs, Family support services, Grandparents, Home visiting, Model programs, Parents, Policy development, Research

Rosenthal AK. 2009. The grandparent book: A keepsake journal. New York, NY: Crown Publishing, Potter Style, 96 pp.

Annotation: This keepsake journal is designed to make it easy for grandparents to share the stories of their lives with their grandchildren. It is organized by stage of life, including childhood, teenhood, adulthood, and grandhood.

Keywords: Grandparents, Personal narratives

Smithgall C, Mason S, Michels L, LiCalsi, C, George R. 2006. Caring for their children's children: Assessing the mental health needs and service experiences of grandparent caregiver families. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, 80 pp. (Chapin Hall working paper )

Annotation: This study explores the needs, utilization patterns, and barriers to utilization of mental health services among families in which grandparents are caring for their grandchildren in Illinois. Topics include (1) how children in their grandparents' care are doing and what do grandparents see as their service needs; (2) how caregivers' needs, particularly unmet health or mental health needs, impact children's mental health and service utilization; and (3) what, if any, barriers to mental health service utilization do grandparent-caregivers encounter. Contents also include a section on methods used to collect data for the study, a description and discussion of the findings, and references. Appendices showing the study target area and samples of data collection instruments are provided. Statistical data are provided in table formats throughout the study.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: http://www.chapinhall.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Grandparents, Barriers, Caregivers, Child care, Child health, Child mental health, Health services utilization, Illinois, Mental health, State surveys

Generations United. 2006. Meth and child welfare: promising solutions for children, their parents and grandparents. Washington, DC: Generations United, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the effects of methamphetamine on children, families, communities, and the child welfare system. The report identifies strategies to prevent methamphetamine use, keep children safe, and help parents with addictions complete treatment. The report provides recommendations for improving the child welfare system's ability to combat the impact of methamphetamine and many other serious issues facing children and families. The report includes an executive summary, a conclusion, and endnotes.

Contact: Generations United, 1331 H Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-3979 Fax: (202) 289-3952 E-mail: gu@gu.org Web Site: http://www.gu.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Addicts, Child health, Child welfare, Communities, Drug addiction, Families, Grandparents, Methamphetamines, Parents, Prevention, Safety, Substance abuse, Treatment

First Candle and National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center. 2006. Safe sleep for my grandbaby. Baltimore, MD: First Candle and National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure, which is geared to grandparents who care for their grandchildren, provides guidelines on keeping infants safe while they are sleeping. It covers the best sleep position to prevent SIDS, spitting up while sleeping, pacifier use, co-sleeping vs. sleeping in a crib, smoking, and infant health.

Contact: CJ First Candle, 49 Locust Avenue, Suite 104, New Canaan, CT 06840, Telephone: (800) 221-7437 E-mail: alison@cjfirstcandle.org Web Site: http://cjfirstcandle.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Grandparents, Infant death, Infant health, Passive smoking, Prevention, SIDS, Sleep position, Smoking

Bissell M, Allen M. 2004. Kinship care resource kit for community and faith-based organizations: Helping grandparents and other relatives raising children. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund, 83 pp.

Annotation: This resource kit about kinship care (grandparents and other relatives caring for children whose parents are unable or unwilling to raise them) provides information for community and faith-based organizations to help them understand the unique challenges kinship caregivers face and what needs to be done to help them. The resource kit includes a wide range of information and practical advice. The kit concludes with a list of resources.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org Web Site: http://www.childrensdefense.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community organizations, Families, Family support, Grandparents, Parents, Religious organizations, Resource materials

Guzman L. 2004. Grandma and Grandpa taking care of the kids: Patterns of involvement. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 7 pp. (Research brief; no. 2004-17)

Annotation: This research brief presents a statistical snapshot of grandparental child care in American families. The brief sheds light on who provides this care and what type and how much is provided and considers some of the financial benefits of this care for the families involved. Unlike most previous research on this topic, which is focused primarily on grandmothers, this brief considers care provided by both grandmothers and grandfathers. The brief also offers a summary, conclusions, and implications for public policy. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the brief. The brief concludes with endnotes.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children, Costs, Families, Grandparents, Infants, Low income groups, Parents

New York City Satellite/Medical Research Association of New York City. 2004. A case study of faith-based outreach in New York City: Lessons learned from a SIDS risk reduction initiative—Final report. [New York, NY]: New York City Satellite / Medical Research Association of New York City, 15 pp.

Annotation: This monograph is a case study that describes the research-driven process followed to design and implement a grandparent or elder faith-based SIDS-reduction outreach strategy to address African-American infant mortality disparity in New York City, using Back to Sleep campaign materials. The monograph is intended to help others who wish to implement SIDS-reduction programs in their own local settings. The monograph provides background and discusses addressing the need, developing a plan, identifying and training consultants and outreach educators, describing the educational format, evaluating the process and effectiveness of promoting the message, disseminating the message, and lessons learned. A summary is provided. The monograph concludes with a list of references. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Blacks, Case studies, Community programs, Consultants, Cultural factors, Education, Evaluation, Grandparents, Infant mortality, New York, Older adults, Outreach, Prevention programs, Racial factors, Religious organizations, Research, SIDS, Training

Children's Defense Fund. 2001. Healthy ties: The grandparent's and other relative caregiver's guide to health insurance for children—What you need to know about Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund, 45 pp.

Annotation: This brochure, which is geared toward grandparents or other relatives raising another family member's children, describes how to enroll children in Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The brochure includes (1) an overview of Medicaid and SCHIP, (2) a discussion of program eligibility requirements, (3) guidelines on where to find more information about Medicaid and SCHIP, (4) an explanation of how to obtain medical care for children, and (5) suggestions for spreading the word about Medicaid and SCHIP. The brochure concludes with a list of resources and a table containing state contacts for children's health programs.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org Web Site: http://www.childrensdefense.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Brochures, Caregivers, Children, Eligibility, Grandparents, Low income groups, Medicaid, State health insurance programs, Uninsured persons

Bissell MK, Allen M. 2001. Healthy ties: Ensuring health coverage for children raised by grandparents and other relatives—A look at Medicaid and CHIP enrollment in the states. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund, 129 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings of a survey conducted in the 50 states and the District of Columbia to assess the ability of grandparents and other relative caregivers to access health insurance coverage under Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) on behalf of the children they are raising. The survey includes recommendations and descriptions of health insurance policies in each state. Appendices include the survey form and lists of resources.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org Web Site: http://www.childrensdefense.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Children, Eligibility, Grandparents, Low income groups, Medicaid, State children's health insurance program, Surveys, Uninsured persons

Levin-Epstein J. 1996. Teen parent provisions in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. [Washington, DC]: Center for Law and Social Policy, 79 pp.

University of Maryland, Center of Human Services Development. 1995. Grandparent caregiving households: An information and training manual for school and community counselors. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services, 91 pp.

Annotation: This manual presents issues and information about the rapidly emerging issue of grandparents as caregivers for their grandchildren and how that is impacting schools. The five modules of the manual are: background of the problem, understanding the caregiver, the child in the school setting, legal and financial issues, and skill development and promoting healthy families. Each module contains references and resources.

Keywords: Caregivers, Grandparents, Manuals, Mental health professionals, School counselors

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.