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GRANDFAMILIES KINSHIP CARE PROGRAM

WHAT A support program for grandparents or other relatives caregiving for a relative's child.
WHYTo provide support, crisis intervention, guardianship and custody information to grandparents or other relatives caregiving for a child.
WHEREChildren’s Service Society of Utah.
Utah, USA.


Program Description

Some of the issues that grandparents or other relatives may face when caregiving for a child include:

  • Affordable services for guardianship, custody, and adoption.
  • Financial resources to meet the needs of children.
  • Medical insurance or Medicaid for the child.
  • Access to enrollment in school for the child.
  • Lack of affordable child care.
  • Lack of emotional support.

The Grandfamilies Kinship Care Program provides grandparents and other relatives assistance with:

  • Crisis intervention.
  • Adult educational support groups.
  • Children's support groups.
  • Links to community resources.
  • Drug and alcohol prevention services for children.
Grandfamilies and Kinship Care is a support, advocacy, educational and crisis intervention program of the Children's Service Society. The program focus is to provide information and support to grandparents or families caring for a child.
source:cssutah.org

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