A Handbook for Relative Caregivers in California

Provides information on:
  • Legal Status of Relative Caregivers Dependency Rights 
  • Responsibilities Administrative Hearing Rights Statutes 
  • Summary of Programs

NOTE: The information contained in this publication is date sensitive, as laws change.

Author: Tania L. Bowman, Esq.
Publisher: Tania Bowman, 2004

Grandma Goes to Court

A Curriculum for Kincare Providers

Video and curriculum demonstrate the court process, as it relates to children in the Child Welfare Services system being cared for by relatives.

Produced by: CA Community College Chancellor's Office Foster Kinship Care Education Program in cooperation with CASA and Lake Tahoe Community College.
Format: Video of curriculum vignettes and CD-Rom with Curriculum

The roles and responsibilities of the traditional grandparents have changed drastically over the last several years. This program employs a research-based model that gives grandparents proven, practical strategies to assist them in dealing with the many challenges they will face in raising their grandchildren.

Author: United Learning
Publisher: United Learning, 2000
Format: 1 Video cassette, 27 minutes; 1 Guide, 32 pages
Grandparenting with Love and Logic

Grandparents and their roles have changed! Grandparents now find themselves doing everything from stabilizing families during divorce to filling the roles of "Mom" and "Dad."

For each unique situation, parenting experts Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., guide grandparents in developing and nurturing enjoyable, fulfilling relationships with both children and grandchildren - while helping their grandchildren grow into conscientious, caring young people.

Author: Jim Fay Foster Cline, M.D.
Publisher:The Love Logic Press, 1994
Format: Book, paperback, 286 pages
Grandparents as Parents

A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family

Provides encouragement and fact-filled advice for raising a new generation . . . for grandparents who find their lives changed, their finances challenged, and their parenting techniques antiquated.

Author: Sylvie de Toledo Deborah Edler Brown
Publisher: The Guilford Press, 1995
Format: Book, paperback, 275 pages
Grandparents as Parents

In this revealing new video, real grandparents talk about the challenges of becoming the primary caretakers of their grandchildren. They discuss issues such as why they decided to parent their grandchildren, how they've adapted their parenting styles for a new generation, and the importance of finding support. They also provide insight into how to handle challenges such as legal issues and dealing with their grandchildren's biological parents.

Publisher: Active Parenting Publishing, 2008
Format: DVD, 28 minutes
Kinship Caregivers Forum 2001

No description available at this time.

Format: Video, unknown running time
Raising Our Children`s Children

This book explores the challenges, hardships, and rewards faced by grandparents parenting their grandchildren. The issues are interwoven with compelling stories from families who have been there.

Author: Deborah Doucette-Dudman
Publisher: Fairview Press, 1996
Format: Book, paperback, 237 pages
Second Time Around

Help for Grandparents who Raise their Children`s Kids

A hands-on, how-to book of solid parenting skills for grandparents who accept the responsibility of raising their grandchildren.

Author: Joan Callander
Publisher: Book Partners, Inc, 1999
Format: Book, paperback, 160 pages
Sticking Together

Kinship Care Financial Care

Although present and future financial planning is an important process that kinship caregivers must consider, it is too often overlooked. This new booklet for kinship caregivers contains information about the kinship care commitment, generational gaps, meeting basic needs, tax credits, and managing income. The product of a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), Sticking Together can help kinship caregivers successfully confront the complicated financial issues they face when caring for a relative's child.

NOTE: Several copies of this publication are available at no charge. It is not necessary to return this item to the College of the Sequoias` FKCE Resource Lending Library.

Publisher: National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), 2003
Format: Booklet, 60 pages
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