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kinship care Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection Newport Beach, CA. 949-6400399. www.grandparentchild Nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting grandparents and grandchildren. American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, Grandparent Information Center (GIC) Wash., DC. 888-687-2277. www. Helps grandparents cope with their parenting role. AARP membership not required; Spanish available. The Brookdale Foundation New York, NY. 212-308-7355. Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) provides services for caregiver grandparents. Casey Family Programs Seattle, WA. 206-282-7300. Services include adoption, guardianship, kinship care and family reunification. Center for Child and Family Programs (CCFP) Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities/CCFP Ypsilanti, MI. 734-487-0372. Shapes local, state and national child/family policies; conducts research; develops training curricula. Center for Family Connections (CFFC) Cambridge, MA. 800-KINNECT. Services for those touched by adoption, foster care, kinship and guardianship. Child Welfare Information Gateway Children’s Bureau/ACYF Washington, DC. 800-394-3366. Connects professionals and the general public to resources for children and families. Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Arlington, VA. 703-412-2400. One of the oldest organizations dedicated to family welfare. Children’s Defense Fund Washington, DC. 800-233-1200. Particular emphasis on poor, minority, and disabled children. DNA Services of America Lafayette, LA. 866-436-2762. Provides services to those who need answers to important questions that can be resolved through DNA testing. Florida Kinship Center (FKC) at USF School of Social Work Tampa, FL. 813-974-1328, or warmline in Florida only: 800-640-6444. GRAND Magazine has a close working relationship with the Center, which offers comprehensive resources. Generations United Washington, DC; 202-289-3979. National membership organization focused solely on improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies. GrandFamilies of America National Office Thurmont, MD. Toll free, 24/7: 1-866-203-8926, ext. 8103. The only grandparent organization in the U.S. administered totally by relatives caring 24/7 for their relative children. Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting (LAPP) San Mateo, CA. 650-712-1442. Provides self-help legal information, training, consulting, and policy development for caregiver families and their child welfare partners. Mooseheart Child City & School Mooseheart, IL. 630-906-3631. Alternative placement options for grandparents who need temporary residences for the children in their care. National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights (NCGCR) Stony Brook, NY. (helpline) 866-624-9900. www.grandparents The largest nonprofit grandparent organization in the U.S. for grandparent and relative caregivers. If you have a question relating to kinship care, please write to Brigitte Castellano, executive director of the National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights, at To learn more about NCGCR, call 866-824-9900. JANUARY GRAND

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010
Win a litl Webbook!
GRAND Central
Win Something Wonderful!
Ken and Margie Blanchard: Grade A with the Grandkids
The Gift of Green Investing
The Best Half
Do You Wanna Dance?
She vs. She
Gram’s Legacy
Star Performer
GRAND Finale

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010