Grandfamilies: A Blueprint for Coordinated Action

Summary of results from November 19, 2013 Convening on Grandfamilies

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On November 19, 2013, Generations United’s National Center on Grandfamilies convened its fourth gathering of national grandfamilies/kinship care experts. Roughly every five years since 1997 we have held one of these convenings, which are critical to coordinating and prioritizing our collective work. With support from both Casey Family Programs and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, we invited 39 caregivers, direct service providers, kinship leaders from national nonprofits and government agencies, and a youth raised by his grandmother. The all-day meeting resulted in this blueprint, which will guide our future collective work. We will continue to act on this blueprint through Generations United’s National Grandfamilies Partnership Working Group’s quarterly meetings. For more information on the work of Generations United’s National Center on Grandfamilies visit