Wednesday, August 6, 2008

KINSHIP SERVICE PROVIDERS - GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What a great experience this outreach has been for both the book, A Kinship Guide to Rescuing Children, and the newsletter Kinship Care Notes. As we work to revise mailing lists and answer requests to be included, we are learning that kinship family not only means grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and older siblings and really good family friends, but also the working community in Kinship Care – the social workers, the area aging representatives, the YM/WCA and Salvation Army committees, the legal aid representatives anxious to provide accurate information to mind-boggling complications of some kinship care situations. Your responses to the most recent Kinship Care Notes e-mail newsletter is downright wonderful.
The next Kinship Care Notes will be sent next week with legislative news, contacts and little informational pieces from A Kinship Guide to Rescuing Children.
By the way, anyone interested can check out the book at www.chicagoroadpublishing.com or at booksellers Amazon.com or Abebooks.com . Mid-Michigan folks can buy a copy at either Schuler’s Independent Book Stores in Lansing area.
Any information you may want to share in the newsletters can be sent to info@chicagoroadpublishing.com
I will try hard to keep the blogs more current. There is so much to share with this very special community. In the meantime, keep summering.
Tita

2 comments:

Angie Grindon said...

I am always eager to learn about resources for kinship families.

We run the University of Houston Relatives As Parents Program through which we provide a good deal of connecting Relative Parents with needed resources and providing them with needed information. We also run 3 support groups and the Houston Area Relatives As Parents Coalition which consists of organizations and Relative Parents working together to improve resources for kinfamilies.

We are a GREAT contact for folks in the Houston area.

Angie Grindon
713-743-5491
agrindon@uh.edu
Relatives As Parents Program
Parent Education Project
University of Houston (SSC 210)
Houston, TX 77204-3025
Fax: 713-743-5383
www.las.uh.edu/pep

Tita said...

Angie - Thank you for your contact. I hope Houston folks are also checking the Kincare blog. I believe we can all make the lives of kinship families better if we support each other in this special way of strengthening families. Thanks also for all the good work you are doing.
Tita