Get a scholarship to attend a conference on 10/27 & 10/28!

Register through Age+ and receive financial assistance to attend the Should to Shoulder conference in Portland on October 27th and 28th. Learn more to help you cope with physical, social and emotional challenges grandparents and kinship caregivers raising children...

Introducing Ties That Bind

JFRF is confronting issues impacting grandparents raising grandchildren head on with our new initiative, Ties That Bind. This program is our response to the growing issue of kinship caregivers (usually grandparents) who find themselves in the primary role of parent,...

They’re Asking for Grandparent Voices – Speak Now!

Many grandparents raising grandchildren, say they feel alone. However, at least 2.6 million grandparents are responsible for grandchildren in the U.S. Together they would be a city the size of Chicago. Washington is starting to notice. The Supporting Grandparents...

No, It’s not Too Late for that Flu Shot

It’s been a tough year for the flu in Oregon. While flu season may be peaking, historical data from the Oregon Health Authority shows that influenza seasons typically run from November to April. So it’s definitely not too late to give your immune system a boost!...

An Overlooked Resource: Your Local Library

Free help is as close as the local library. Oregon boasts one of the best public library systems in the country. Not only can you pick up piles of books, you can borrow music and movies. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi and tables of computers. Almost certainly, children...

You Know Vaping is Dangerous. How Can Protect Your Child?

By Dan Fahrbach – The health risks of vaping are in the news. But the big story is that vaping products are crushing it among children and young adults: 23 percent of 11th-graders use nicotine e-cigarettes versus just 3 percent of adults age 25 and older...

Free Training in Oregon!

Join Dr. Amy Stoeber in discussing how to build resilient families by understanding ways to overcome adversity and to parent with a positive, strengths-affirming approach. You’ll learn specific strategies that reduce the effects of early traumatic experiences...