February 24, 2022
Grandfamilies Alert
Hello Friends of Grandfamilies,

You are receiving this email because you are a GRAND Voice or because you are a Grandfamilies Advisory Group Member. We are transitioning our biweekly updates to Constant Contact and hope this will improve your experience receiving them. If you have any concerns or something you would like included in the next alert please reach out to me at droznowski@gu.org.

Diane and the Grandfamilies Team
Top News
We’re Hiring - Generations United is seeking an Office Assistant to join our results-oriented team. Learn more and apply by 3/1.
Training Opportunity with Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration has a new opportunity for third party organizations to participate in a training to help people start and/or complete applications. Generations United is working with SSA to set up a training. If you are interested in attending, please email Diane Roznowski at droznowski@gu.org.
Latino Grandfamilies Toolkit – Now Available in Spanish
Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family is now available in Spanish, you can find it here.

2021 State of Grandfamilies Report – Now Available in Spanish
The 2021 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report Reinforcing a Strong Foundation: Equitable Supports for Basic Needs of Grandfamilies is now available in Spanish. You can find the report here.

Kinship Caregiving Options: Considerations for Caregivers
The ABA Center on Children and the Law, Children’s Defense Fund, and Generations United, with support from Casey Family Programs, have released Kinship Caregiving Options: Considerations for Caregivers, a tool to help kinship families and the professionals who assist them compare caregiving options. It provides a broad, national overview about the choices and considerations to help caregivers make informed decisions about the pathways to pursue.

Children’s Bureau Equity Resources
The Children’s Bureau recently released a letter from Associate Commissioner Schomburg and a resource on Advancing Equity and Inclusion Through the CFSR. You can read the letter and find the resource here.

Information from the Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration released new resources and guides to help people access Social Security benefits. Learn more here.

Share Your Perspective
Family Voices United Opportunity to Share Your Perspective

Each month, we present an opportunity to Share Your Perspective (SYP). These stories are gathered and published in a SYP Paper, which can be a great way to engage and advocate at the local, national and state level.