“Answering the call to support elderly kinship caregivers”

Goelitz, Jeffrey C. Elder LJ 15 (2007): 233.

This article serves as both a review of the definitions of kinship care and the common circumstances that surround it, (i.e. child neglect and/or abuse, parental substance use, parental incarceration, etc.) as well as an argument in favor of positive Congressional action on policies that would support grandfamilies. The author calls for federal legislation to increase resources and information for kinship caregivers along with legislation that would expand the statutory definition of kinship caregivers to include close family friends and relax the standards for kinship licensing.


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