Category Archives: Advocacy

Granderparents

Usually grandparents get to be softies with their grandkids, but this video tells the real story of a brave couple who is raising their granddaughter as their own. In doing so, they rediscovered that parenting takes both softness and strength. … Continue reading

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Reposting a  Sun-Sentinel article from a few years ago – even more sobering today, as the numbers have continued to climb for both Kinship Care and Relative Care! New Census Bureau figures show the number of South Florida grandparents raising their grandchildren skyrocketed … Continue reading

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Sobering information, courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Founation

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Florida’s Children First Awards

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US Census Bureau Facts & Figures: “Grandparents As Caregivers” Links

A brief sample of information and links on the US Census Bureau’s Grandparent statistics page. Find much more here. 7 million The number of grandparents whose grandchildren under the age of 18 were living with them in 2011. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, … Continue reading

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Grandparents Step Up, Save Families

Strong coverage by CNN  as part of their “Hero” profiles: André de Toledo, who’s daughter Nikki de Toledo, after years of struggling with depression, killed herself with a prescription drug overdose when she was 27. Nikki didn’t leave a suicide note, but she … Continue reading

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More Child Left Behind…

Pathetic and scary information via the Washington Post Local website blog: a list of the  forty-three education programs — including those that promote literacy, teacher development and dropout prevention — that have have been targeted for elimination in a Republican-sponsored bill in … Continue reading

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