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Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Supports for Grandfamilies

Posted: January 6, 2017

State of Grandfamilies in America – 2016 report from Generations United

With the rise in heroin and other opioid use, more relatives are raising children because the parents have died, are incarcerated, are using drugs, are in treatment or are otherwise unable to care for their children, according to the report. 

After years of decline, the numbers of children in foster care are increasing. Experts say the opioid epidemic is responsible for this trend.

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