Category Archives: Information

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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Infographic: Why Recurring Gifts Matter

Fundraising tip: Network for Good offers an easy way for nonprofits to offer a monthly giving program that makes it a snap for donors to set up a recurring donation. Why do recurring gifts matter? They analyzed $106M in donations from 2013 to understand … Continue reading

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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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CNN Reports: Number Of Grandparents Raising Grandkids Skyrockets

CNN, citing recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau,  reports that in the past two decades, the number of children living with a grandparent has risen 64%. The figures, taken from the latest household relationship module of the Survey of Income … 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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May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a time designed to raise awareness about what foster parents do and why they’re needed. According to statistics from the Florida Department of Children and Families, there are just under 19,000 children in out-of-home … Continue reading

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Nothing to Smile About

Latest evidence of Florida’s callous disregard for the health and well-being of its children: Florida ranks last in the country in providing dental care for children on Medicaid. In 2008, only 23.5 percent of those enrolled in the program, ages 18 and under, saw … Continue reading

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