Notable resources available on the web:
Children’s Defense Fund: http://www.childrensdefense.org/library/data/caregivers-guide-child-care-early-childhood-education-programs.pdf
Online book: Q&A format relating to education.
Children’s Defense Fund: http://www.childrensdefense.org/library/data/food-and-nutrition-guide-for-children-2002.pdf
Online book: Q&A format. Child health. Includes info on $ benefits.
Fact Oregon: https://factoregon.org/
Empowering families experiencing disability.
Animal Assisted Therapy: click here
This mental health counseling approach involves incorporating an animal as a therapy partner. Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center has provided this information and resource list.
Family Caregiver Alliance: https://www.caregiver.org/taking-care-you-self-care-family-caregivers
For Alzheimer caregivers, but relevant to grandparents raising grandchildren.
Generations United: https://www.gu.org/
Improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.
Jockey Being Family: https://www.jockeybeingfamily.com
Guidance for families along their adoption path while leading the charge in raising awareness of the need to expand post-adoption services to make a difference in the lives of adoptive families in North America.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: http://www.nctsn.org/resources/audiences/parents-caregivers
For parents (grandparents) raising children who have experienced trauma.
Also available in Spanish: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/informacion-en-espanol
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center: https://www.orparc.org/
Provides ongoing support, education, information, assistance, and referral services to DHS post adoptive families and assisted guardianship families throughout Oregon.
Purely fun. Free audio stories for children. Examples: Wizard of Oz, fairy tales, poems. Can be downloaded or listened to online.
Zero to Three: https://www.zerotothree.org/early-development
Focused on 1-3 year olds. Covers lots of issues from emotional problems to toilet training; social and emotional development. Addressed to parents, but easily accessible by grandparents.
Oregon Kinship Navigator https://oregonkinshipnavigator.org/
A statewide resource and referral service for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative caregivers.
Oregon Health Authority, Lead Poisoning Prevention: Click here
Every year, Oregon children are exposed to dangerous levels of lead in their homes. For some, that exposure will result in slow growth and development, behavior and learning problems, or health effects such as kidney or liver damage. Learn more about how you can protect your family from lead poisoning.