Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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

Fact Sheet: Children Thrive in Grandfamilies

More than 2.5 million children across the U.S. are raised in grandfamilies (also known as kinship families).1 These are families in which grandparents, other adult family members, or close family friends are raising children, with no parents in the home. … Read More

Caring for a Child Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Your Experience As a grandparent or other kin caregiver, you are working hard to meet the needs of the child or children in your care. If they were exposed to alcohol before they were born, you might wonder about how … Read More

Intergenerational Evaluation Toolkit

In an effort to collect more data on intergenerational shared sites and facilitate program evaluation, Generations United, with support from The Eisner Foundation, partnered with Dr. Shannon Jarrott of The Ohio State University to develop this toolkit. The Intergenerational Evaluation … Read More

Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs

Provides rationale and facts to help make the case for intergenerational programs Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs is based on a comprehensive review of the literature on intergenerational programs and highlights evidence-based findings on how intergenerational programs benefit everyone. Download … 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

Fact Sheet: Children Thrive in Grandfamilies.

INTRODUCTION More than 2.5 million children across the U.S. are raised in Grandfamilies (also known as kinship families). These are families in which grandparents, other adult family members, or close family friends are raising children, with no parents in the … Read More

2022 State of Grandfamilies Report:

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 … Read More

Grandfamilies disproportionately at-risk for food insecurity, advocates say

By Brian Rinker It was under tragic circumstances when 2-year-old Alivia went to live with her grandmother, Corrinna Martin, in West Haven Connecticut. Alivia had survived a brutal domestic violence slaying that killed her mother, Chaquinequea Brodie, 29, and her older sister, … Read More