Caregiving
Grandparents/Relative Caregivers 
Just For Kids
Parenting/Raising Families


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Caregiving

Check out the links below for information from regional and national caregiving organizations.

 

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Grandparents/Relative Caregivers

AARP
www.aarp.org - Provides information on financial assistance for grandparents, becoming the best grandparent, information on support groups in local communities, and a variety of other resources. www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/grandfacts-sheets/ - State fact sheets for grandparents and other relatives raising children.

Generations United 
www.gu.org - "Represents more than 100 national, state, and local organizations representing more than 70 million Americans and is the only national organization advocating for the mutual well-being of children, youth, and older adults."

Children's Defense Fund 
www.childrensdefense.org - CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

CYFERnet
http://www.cyfernet.org/ - CYFERnet is designed to be used by anyone who needs comprehensive children, youth, or family information including: educators, researchers, parents, youth agency staff, community members, human services and health care providers, students, policy makers, youth, media.

Montana Alliance for Families Touched by Incarceration
An organization founded to help children and families affected by incarceration navigate this difficult time in their lives.

Download the publication Family Members Behind Bars: Difficult Questions Children Ask...And How to Answer Them

Early Childhood Services Bureau 
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/hcsd/childcare/ - Montana's Early Childhood Services Bureau is dedicated to helping children and families succeed by increasing the affordability, accessibility and quality of early care and education. 

Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies 
http://www.montanachildcare.com/ - Find information on childcare as well as day care an education resources

Kincare Legal Matters 
http://www.grandfamilies.org/ - Find answers to questions regarding legalities of caring for relatives.

Through the Eyes of a Child: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Fact Sheet Series
http://fyi.uwex.edu/grandparenting/through-the-eyes-of-a-child/ - a series of fact sheets addressing various issues facing grandparents raising grandchildren

eXtension Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
http://www.extension.org/category/family%20caregiving%20grandparents%20raising%20grandchildren - Information on family caregiving and raising grandchildren.

The Brookdale Foundation of New York
http://www.brookdalefoundation.org/

 

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Just for Kids!

Check out the links below for fun and educational cures for the dreaded "I'm bored!"

America's Library
Discovery Kids 
Discovery Network
Montana 4-H
Montana Kids
Museum of the Rockies
National Geographic Society
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon 
PBS
PBS Kids
Playhouse Disney
Smithsonian Institute


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Parenting/Raising Families

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

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