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Monday, September 26, 2016
Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Support for Grandfamilies
Our 2016 State of Grandfamilies report, Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Support for Grandfamilies, is now available!

Among the report findings:
  • Alcohol and drug use are the most common reasons for removing children from their homes, next to neglect. 
  • More than 1/3 of all children placed in foster care because of parental alcohol or drug use are placed with relatives.
  • The percentage of children in foster care with relatives has increased from 24% in 2008 to 29% in 2014.
  • The vast majority of children being raised by relatives are being cared for in grandfamilies outside of the foster care system.
  • For every child in foster care with relatives, there are 20 children being raised by grandparents or other relatives outside of the formal foster care system.
Download the full report to learn more. 

Check out our new animated video about the value of intergenerational communities and the transformational impact of supporting, empowering, and engaging all ages. 

Call for Proposals is now open for Generations Remixed - Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016! Learn more

Show your support for grandfamilies by signing your organization to this letter in support of the Family First Prevention Services ActLearn more

We're honored to be the recipient of The 2015 Eisner Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Intergenerational Advocacy! Check out the video

Read the latest blog on The Huffington Post from Generations United's Executive Director Donna Butts.

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