Resource links, hotlines, fact sheets, video training materials, and more.

Kinship Navigator Programs by State - This list of statewide navigator programs is provided, courtesy of Pennsylvania KinConnector.

Five-part video training series: "Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care." By Joseph Crumbley

The Annie E. Casey Foundation developed a five-part video training series: "Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care." Led by Joseph Crumbley, the training sessions strengthen the skills of child welfare professionals in supporting families to improve outcomes for children. The series includes a discussion guide to help program directors, supervisors and trainers lead group sessions to deepen the learning experience.

Kinship Families: Resources to Know

Links to kinship and family care resources from Penn State Extension.

Fact Sheets for Relative Caregivers

The following fact sheets provide ideas and strategies to help grandparents and other relatives who raise children to deal with the many of the day-to-day challenges they face. This fact sheet series was developed by the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Program.

Legal/Legislation

Below are links to common issues and concerns experienced by kinship caregivers, as well as pending legislation supporting grandparent/relative caregivers. Topics include grandparents' rights, custody arrangements, adoption, school enrollment, and information on how to become a kinship foster parent.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Doubly Stressed, Triply Blessed

An introduction to the pressing issues and concerns faced by families with grandparents raising grandchildren. Program set includes a facilitor’s guidebook, a video (VHS - 16:55 min.), and fact sheets. (Kaplan, Handhardt & Crago). [Now being updated]

Kinship Care in Pennsylvania: Creating an Equitable System for Families

2021 Report from PA Dickinson Law and PA Partnerships for Children. Authors: H. Redlich Epstein, L. Johnston-Walsh, J. Pokempner, K. Creamer, and K. Phelps. Includes policy recommendations and information on how the child welfare system works in PA.

Additional Information and Resources

Contact Us

Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging

Contact Us

Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging