Grandfamilies

Supporting Kinship Families of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Introduction n recent years, record numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children (UC) have crossed into the United States. Between 2017 and 2022, over 385,000 UC were apprehended crossing U.S. borders. This special population of immigrants are defined as children under the age of 18 who … Read More

2023 State of Grandfamilies Report Release Event

Over 2.4 million children in the United States are living in grandfamilies. These are families where grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends are raising children because the children’s parents are unable to do so. The report aims to bring … Read More

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use Part 2

More than 2.6 million children are raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, other extended family and close family friends who step forward to care for them when parents cannot. With the rise in heroin and other opioid use, more relatives … Read More

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care

The laws dictating how adoption and guardianship are granted, by which court, and what those options entail are developed at the state and tribal levels, so the intricacies for obtaining these legal relationships differ. The Brief The brief provides general … Read More

Intergenerational Evaluation Toolkit

The Intergenerational Evaluation Toolkit represents over 15 years of collaborative research by Dr. Jarrott and is a companion piece to two reports from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation on intergenerational shared sites. The Toolkit offers three resources designed to … Read More

Together at the Table: Supporting the Nutrition, Health, and Well-Being of Grandfamilies

There are more than 2.5 million children in the U.S. growing up in “grandfamilies,” meaning they are being raised by relatives (grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc.) or close family friends without their parents in the home. Research shows grandfamilies are … Read More

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use Part 2

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use – a set of resources from Generations United that includes recommendations and resources on five topics identified by kinship caregivers as uniquely challenging for grandfamilies impacted by substance … Read More

Sharing Our Space

A Toolkit for Developing and Enhancing Intergenerational Shared Sites What Are Shared Sites? Intergenerational shared sites are intentionally designed places that provide services/programs to multiple generations concurrently and foster meaningful cross-age relationships. Participants interact in planned intergenerational activities as well as … Read More

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care

Generations United with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, created the following brief, national comparison chart, and state-specific charts that focus on adoption and guardianship for children in kinship foster care so that these children can exit foster … Read More

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use – a set of resources from Generations United that includes recommendations and resources on five topics identified by kinship caregivers as uniquely challenging for grandfamilies impacted by substance … Read More