Resources for Grandparents
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Grandparents' Guide: Helping to Raise Your Children's Children (Adobe PDF document)
This PDF was created by the Beatitudes Center of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona. It has six major sections that provide information about the topic presented above. Among the major topics that are distributed among the sections include a discussion of the developmental stages of children of all ages, water safety, communication skills, self esteem, legal issues, child abuse, financial issues, day care, and school related issues.
Help for Parents and Children in Dallas County: A Resource Directory (Adobe PDF document)
This PDF was created by a partnership of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the Exxon Mobile Foundation. The primary users of this PDF are parents and children who live in Dallas County, Texas. It begins with helpful phone numbers of agencies who serve this population group. Secondly, a guide to help users understand each agency listing is provided, maps of both the City of Dallas and Dallas County are provided. It concludes with various agency resources that are initially broken down by specific issue, followed by a subject index, and concluded by an alphabetical listing of agency resources.
For children: A Beautiful World Starts With You (Adobe PDF document)
This PDF file is filled with fun activities that help children to realize the importance of being good caretakers of the world they live in. Among the activities are puzzles, creative projects they can construct, pictures they can color and jokes to help emphasize the theme of this PDF.
AARP Texas Fact Sheet (Adode PDF document)
The fact sheet presents both Texas and national statistics related to the topic Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Resource listings that cover each region of the state of Texas combined with national resources are presented. Note: This document is hosted on another website.
Texas Kincare Primer (Adobe PDF document)
This PDF presents tremendous information that begins by presenting who the Kincare organization is and their purpose. Unique information provided in the PDF includes information about family law, documents you may need in seeking services from various agencies, power of attorney, early childhood intervention services, parenting success with the "sandwich generation," resources for those who live in both Dallas and Houston, Texas, information about the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credits, and consent to medical treatment by non-parents. Note: This document is hosted on another website.
Guia para los abuelos: Ayuda para criar a los hijos de sus hijos (Adobe PDF documento)
Este PDF fue creado por el Centro de Bienaventuranzas del Blue Cross and Blue Shield de Arizona. Esto tiene seis secciones principales que proporcionan la informacion sobre el tema presentado encima. Entre los temas principales que son distribuidos entre las secciones incluyen una discusion de las etapas del desarrollo de ninos de todos los anos, seguridad de agua, habilidades de comunicacion, estima, cuestiones legales, abuso de nino, cuestiones financieras, cuidado de dia de nino, y la escuela relaciono cuestiones.
On the Web
AARP: Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The AARP website is filled with resources for adults who are at least 50 years of age. There are 188 resources listed to assist grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Examples of those resources include help with legal issues, activities that are fun to do with your grandchildren, and links to support groups. The resources are available without cost to the user.
Buckner Children & Family Services of North Texas
The Buckner Children and Family Services of North Texas provide Christian based services to the entire family from each location in the metroplex and around the world. Among the services they provide are counseling, residential, foster care and transitional housing services.
City of Dallas Senior Services Program
This website from the City of Dallas Senior Services Program provides an address where the main office is located, as well as helpful online information and resources.
Collin County Senior Resources
This website provides a list of businesses in Collin County that provide resources to Senior Citizens and information about grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
Community Council of Greater Dallas: Parenting in the Metroplex
The Texas A&M Extension Services provides educational programs and workshops designed for grandparents. This website will provide dates and times when they are offered and other resources.
Federal Citizen Information Center
The Federal Citizen Information Center is a service provided by the U.S. General Services Administration. It has links to full text versions of hundreds of free publications produced by the federal government.
Grandparent Guide on Raising Grandchildren
The Illinois Department on Aging has a website to provide resources to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. There are resources that will be of benefit to grandparents, no matter which state they live in.
Grandparenting Resource and Support Guide
Grandparents need resources and support in raising their grandchildren. This website is designed to assist not only them, but the other relatives of the children, as well.
Grandparent News on SeniorJournal
The Senior Journal has lots of very helpful information not only for Senior Citizens, but also for those who are raising their grandchildren.
Grandparent Rights Resources
What are the rights of grandparents? This website provides a lot of resources that will assist you in determining what they are and what actions you may need to take.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Implications for Professionals and Agencies
This website has both an audio tape and a PDF file that discusses the implications of grandparents raising their grandchildren on both Professionals and Agencies.
USA.gov: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The resources on the above website are meant to assist grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Example resources include the following: (1) benefits and assistance, (2) resources from all 50 states, (3) lists of reports and publications, and (4) health and safety resources.