Grandparent Information Center (888) 687-2277
AARP Resources page
Welfare Information Gateway (800) 394-3366
Brookdale Foundation (212) 308 -7355
Welfare League of America (202) 638-2952
Defense Fund (202) 628-8787
United (202) 289-3979
Grandfamilies of America (866) 272-3761
Grandparents As Parents (818) 789-1177
Information Network (772) 501-0502
ABA Center on Children and the
Law (800) 285-2221
Committee of Grandparents (866) 624-9900
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
Children’s Rights: National Eldercare Locator (800) 677-1116
A State Fact sheet for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children
Anne E. Casey Foundation - Excellent research on related issues to kinship care,
plus grant support
A prime lobbying and
research organization for children
for Law and Social Policy
offers good analysis of research and readable articles
will benefit parents who need to establish paternity to complete the
Acknowledgement of Paternity; child support establishment; or for those who just
need to have the peace of mind in knowing the truth regarding a biological
For more details please click here
United Way of Passaic County
for independence Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Family Caregiver Support Program
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support
Family Support Organization of Bergen County
http://www.aoa.gov -- Federal website for aging support programs
To learn more about how to become a legal guardian click on the
Kinship legal Guardianship: A permanency Option in DYFS
Kinship Legal Guardianship: Pro Se Manual: Applying
for Kinship legal Guardianship on your Own
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newsletter, CULTURE CONNECTION, offers helpful information
on early language learning for parents and teachers raising bilingual
and multicultural children.
Circle of Care is an independent
non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Passaic County multiple-needs
children and their families.
We are a Care Management Organization (CMO) that partners with families to
design, implement, and manage Individual Service Plans for children with complex
needs using both informal and community support
Magazine and now, through GRANDmagazine.com, we've created a
world that celebrates the joys and tackles the challenges of one
of life's sweetest experiences - having grandchildren.
This is our world, and together, we explore the changing face of
grandparenting. Continually updated with new and helpful
information, standard features on the site include:
long-distance grandparenting, kinship care and grandparents'
rights, children's health and development, intergenerational
travel and reunions, family money, fun and games to do with your
grandchildren, food and family gatherings, fashion,
inspirations, grandchildren's photographs and funny sayings, and
To improve the lives of children, youth, and
older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and
programs for the enduring benefit of all.
A world that values and engages all generations
Whether individual or organization, student or retiree,
caregiver or neighbor, we invite you to join in this important endeavour.
The New Jersey Parents' Caucus, Inc. is a
non-profit, parent-driven organization whose mission is to ensure that every
family who has children with special emotional and behavioral challenges is
given an opportunity to play a strong and active role in the development and
delivery of effective and timely services for their children.
There are cycles in life -
the changes of the seasons, the changes in ourselves. We all recognize
that as we grow older, our needs change and the support we need from
others changes. As we age and become the senior members of our families,
we may begin to need care from others. The care that we so lovingly
offered over the years begins to come full circle. We call this the
"Circle of Care". As family members become aware of the changing needs
of their older family members, they need information to make the best
We are working together to
provide you with support, education, information, and assistance needed
to support your efforts to keep your older family members living at home
in a secure and loving environment for as long as possible. We value
what you do and we understand the difficulties you face. We offer you a
helping hand to complete the Circle of Care.
many programs that assist individuals and families in a variety of ways.
The Child & Adolescent Bipolar
Foundation improves the lives of families raising children and teens living
with bipolar disorder and related conditions.
ACNJ is the trusted, independent voice putting children’s needs first
for more than 30 years. We educate the public and policymakers and equip
caregivers with the information they need to be their child’s strongest
ally. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective
funding and stronger services for children and families. This means more
children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated.
Neighborhood Connections helps residents of Northern and Central New
Jersey, Burlington County residents, and those looking for employment
find appropriate assistance that will give them hope and help them to
move towards employment and self-sufficiency.
One Simple wWish
One Simple Wish has been making
small miracles happen for foster children and vulnerable
families since December 2008. We offer everyone a glimpse
into the life of a child in the foster care system or a
family in need. Our goal is to connect people, one to one,
to create rewarding, meaningful relationships between the
giver and recipient.
Here on our website you can browse through hundreds of
wishes posted on behalf of some of the most deserving, yet
invisible children and families in the United States. Wish
granting is simple and affordable, with most wishes ranging
between $5 and $100. We allow everyone the chance to make a
direct impact on the lives of those in need...anytime, from
THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of
infants, toddlers and their families. We are a national nonprofit
multidisciplinary organization that advances our mission by informing,
educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and
Our mission is to enhance the capacity of families to meet
the developmental and health related needs of children birth to age three
who have delays or disabilities by providing quality
services and support to families and their children.
Families from diverse racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds will
be involved in decision making at every level
of the design, implementation, and evaluation of
the Early Intervention System.
Early Intervention System
The New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS), under the
Division of Family Health Services, implements New Jersey's
statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to
age three, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their
families. The Department of Health and Senior Services is
appointed by the Governor as the state lead agency for the Early
New Jersey Department of Education
The Division of Early Childhood
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is an
international membership organization for those who work with or
on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special
Our mission is to promote policies and advance evidence-based
practices to support the optimal development of young children
with special needs.
EP Global Communications (OTC Bulletin Board:
EPGL) is a 40-year-old, award-winning publishing and
communications company. EP provides practical advice and the
most up-to-date educational information for families of children
and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs as
well as to the physicians, allied health care professionals, and
educational professionals who are involved in their care and
The Center for Cognitive-Developmental Assessment and Remediation (BGCenter)
is composed of independent professionals, specializing with services to the
internationally adopted children and working in their own offices and at the
Center. We specialize in psycho-educational issues of older (preschool and
school age) internationally adopted children.
The ultimate mission of D2L, to end childhood
sexual abuse, can only be accomplished by sharing the solution of
prevention, awareness and education with more and more people. This, in
turn, builds momentum and over time, changes the way our nation and culture
cares for, protects and nurtures our children. Being an active participant
in the mission to end childhood sexual abuse is one of the most rewarding
things we will ever do – and we cannot do it without you
The National Committee of
Grandparents for Children's Rights is a nationwide network
of grandparents, community members, and professionals
working together to provide education and support, advocacy,
and thought leadership for children, grandparents, and
Our vision is all children having healthy and stable
relationships with their grandparents and other relatives.
We work with grandparents and
family members to facilitate harmony, and foster
intergenerational relationships, providing a broader
security for the children in the family. We help families to
negotiate with the system to re-connect children in foster
care with their biological families. It is our goal to help
rescue children who are in a "limbo realm" and in despair,
and have them placed in permanent, safe homes with
grandparents and/or with other suitable family members. We
also assist family members by providing them with the
necessary services and resources in raising these youngsters
to be useful citizens.
The Grandparents' Web consists
Articles of interest to grandparents
Tip of the week for keeping in touch with grandchildren
Letters from other grandparents
Activities for grandchildren.
Grandpa's birthday book
A discipline primer for grandparents.
Fun at Grandma's house.
Names grandchildren give grandparents.
Science/Math fun of the week.
Grandparenting is associated with The
Foundation For Grandparenting, an all- volunteer,
not-for-profit, 501 (C)3, tax-exempt corporation. Since 1980
we have been dedicated to raising grandparent consciousness
in order to better the lives of grandchildren, parents,
grandparents, and communities through education, research,
programs, communication, and networking. Our website has
been on-line since 1998.
The people hurt most by drugs and alcohol don't even use them; they are
the CHILDREN of alcoholics and other drug dependent parents.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) believes
that none of these vulnerable children should grow up in isolation and
without support. NACoA is the national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 membership
and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and
drug dependent parents.
Our mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use
on children and families
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ACNJ's Children's Legal Resource
Center is New Jersey's foremost information source on children and the law.
Community service providers, attorneys, court staff and volunteers, educators,
parents and caregivers, children, researchers, and general public, have depended
on the Children's Legal Resource Center since 1993 for assistance, training and
legal publications relating to the rights and care of New Jersey's children.
Foster and Adoptive Family
Services (FAFS) in partnership with the
Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) provide educational assistance through the New Jersey Foster Care
FAFS also provides privately funded scholarships and grants for foster and
adopted children who are high school seniors.
The New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) Scholars Program was put into place after
Governor McGreevey signed the Tuition Waiver Bill in July of 2003. Through the
passing of this legislation eligible foster and homeless youth may receive full
tuition to a public New Jersey college, university, or vocational school.
FAFS Offers a series of privately funded academic scholarships and opportunity
grants for foster and adopted youth. These awards are in place to assist foster
and adopted youth (who are graduating high school) to obtain a higher education
moving into the next phase of their lives. The funding for these awards is made
possible through the generosity of dedicated benefactors and members.
TimeToTalk provides easy-to-use guides and tips to
help you have ongoing conversations with your kids to keep them
healthy and drug-free.
associated with The Foundation For Grandparenting, a volunteer,
not-for-profit, 501 (C)3, tax-exempt corporation. Since 1980 we have
been dedicated to raising grandparent consciousness in order to
better the lives of grandchildren, parents, grandparents, and
communities through education, research, programs, communication,
and networking. Our website has been on-line since 1998.
Helpusadopt.org is a
national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant
program providing qualified couples and individuals
-regardless of race, ethnicity, marital status, gender,
religion, sexual orientation, or disability- with
grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic,
international, foster, or special needs adoption
If you take care of grandchildren, find grandparent programs in your
state and get information about benefits, assistance, and morre.
FamilyEducation.com helps parents find time-saving tips and
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grow up healthy. Pick up time-saving tips, get the latest news, and stay
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Caring Partners CMO
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Care Management Organization
dedicated to organizing and coordinating services, resources
and supports for children in Morris and Sussex County with
multiple and complex emotional and behavioral needs.
GAP is a
network of grandparents, service providers,
community leaders and educators working
together on behalf of grandparent and other
relative caregiver families. GAP gives voice
to the needs and concerns of
grandparents/caregivers who are raising
children because their parents are no longer
able or willing to do so. GAP offers
community forums, educational programs, and
a support network of advocates.
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and across the
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Raising children a second time around can be stressful. Here’s how GRACIA
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College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
This site offers information, advice
and referrals for low-income people with civil legal problems
State wide service that offers legal
information, advice and referral to low-income residents of New Jersey with
civil legal problems (criminal cases are referred). This service is provided at
no charge but applicants must be financially eligible to qualify.
for Law and Social Policy
offers good analysis of research and readable articles
Wonderful collaborative site for updates on the
New Jersey State Bar
Mental Health Professionals
New Jersey Division
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and counseling services. For more information, call 1-877-652-7624 or log onto:
New Jersey Health Link is a
comprehensive healthcare consumer information web site serving seniors,
families, children and healthcare professionals.
NJ FamilyCare is not a welfare program, but rather
the State of New Jersey's way of providing affordable health coverage for kids
and certain low-income parents.
Programs for Parents supports children, families and
child care providers through education, advocacy, referrals and access
to available financial resources.
Kinship caregivers start with love then suddenly find themselves facing
a range of barriers in their care of the children.
A Kinship Guide to Rescuing Children for
Grandparents and Other Relatives As Parents
helps these courageous families navigate the difficult world of public
services through four main sections in the book.
Two hundred and sixteen pages of easy to read information helps the
41,328 kinship families in Chicago, 25,347 in Houston, and 83,949 in New
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Foster care is intended to provide temporary, safe
homes (placement) for children and teens during a time of family crisis.
There are lofty goals for the children and teens in foster care.
The links are provided for those users who want direct access to
individual state and territory information. To use this valuable
tool, you must first determine the state or area where the birth,
death, marriage, or divorce occurred, then click on that state or
area. Please follow the provided
to ensure an accurate response to your request.
Neighborhood Connections helps residents of Northern New
Jersey and those looking for employment find appropriate assistance that
will give them hope and help them to move towards employment and
To find information on a particular program, either select your County or
enter your Zip Code and click the Find Services button. After doing this,
you will be shown services in the area you entered.
This report and guide
outlines the medical and legal issues
surrounding HIV and pregnancy in the United
States. It makes it clear that persistent
beliefs among medical, social service, and
justice system professionals that women with HIV
should avoid childbearing are unsupported by
medical science or the law. The guide is the
first of its kind, and charts the intersecting
medical, ethical, and legal issues that can
arise for HIV-positive women who are or may
become pregnant. It underscores not only the
legal basis, but the public health advantage, of
treating women as active partners in their own
and their newborns' treatment, and recognizing
their right to appropriate counseling and
medical care that accommodates their
reproductive options. The guide provides a
frank, balanced discussion of the medical issues
and options women will encounter at all stages
or their pregnancy, and how to deal with legal
issues that also may arise when their right to
make choices are challenged.
APHSA is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization representing appointed
state and local health and human service agency commissioners. APHSA was
founded in 1930 as the American Public Welfare Association and changed
its name to APHSA in 1997. APHSA is the only association of the nation's
top government human service executives from all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, and the territories—and their key state program managers,
plus hundreds of county-level directors of human services throughout the
nation—for the exchange of knowledge, data, best practices, policy
review and development, networking and advocacy. APHSA houses nine
affiliate organizations, whose members are the administrators which
operate human service agency divisions or departments in the states and
for the most part report to a state commissioner. The affiliates cover a
variety of program specializations such as child welfare and income
assistance programs as well as support functions such as program
evaluation and staff training.
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The site still features the essential information for all the child
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non-custodial parents, employers, child support professionals, staff,
and supporting organizations and agencies.
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting Web site
backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal
physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants,
children, adolescents, and young adults.
Whether you're looking for general information related to child health
or for more specific guidance on parenting issues, you've come to the
right place. Here, you'll find information regarding the American
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guidelines, our publications and other child health resources, as well
as much, much more. Best of all, you can rest assured that the
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