Extension Family & Human Development
Check out the links below for information from regional and national caregiving organizations.
eXtension Family Caregiving
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
U.S. Administration on Aging
Hospice Foundation of America
National Family Caregivers Association
Family Caregiver Support Network
Family Caregiver Alliance
The American Geriatrics Society
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.
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.
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
Check out the links below for fun and educational cures for the dreaded "I'm bored!"
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
Museum of the Rockies
National Geographic Society
Activities for Building Family Strengths (hard copy only)
Adolescence: Supporting the Journey from Childhood to Adulthood
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Parent's Guide to ADHD
Building a Positive Relationship With Your Child (hard copy only)
Building Family Strengths (hard copy only)
Building Strong Single-Parent Families
Caregiving: When Our Parents Need Our Help
Children & Bullying: A Guide for Parents
Co-Parenting After Divorce
Couple Relationships: Communication and Conflict Resolution
Disciplina: Guia de los padres para los infantes los ninos pequenos (hard copy only)
Disciplina: Guia de los padres para los ninos en edad de la escuela (hard copy only)
Disciplina: Guia de los padres para los ninos prescolares
Discipline: A Parent's Guide for Infants and Toddlers
Discipline: A Parent's Guide for Preschoolers
Discipline: A Parent's Guide for School-Age Children
Enjoying Each Child as an Individual (hard copy only)
Families Facing Divorce (hard copy only)
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren : Parenting the Next Generation
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren : What to do the Second Time Around
Positive Family Communication
Non-Residential Parenting After Divorce
Single Parenting Packet (hard copy only)
Strengthening Your Marriage (hard copy only)
The Importance of Fathers
The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development
Visiting in a Hospital or Nursing Home (hard copy only)
Weaving Together Family and Work