Kinship Care; Extending Care for Kids
More and more, children are not being raised by their parents. These non-parental caregivers often need some help.
In fact, 2.7 million American children are being raised by family members and close family friends, an increase of almost 18 percent in the last decade, reports the Annie E. Casey Foundation in a Kids Count report titled "Stepping Up for Kids."
And in the last decade, the number of children in kinship care has grown six times faster than the general population.
For African-American children, 1 in 5 spend time in kinship care during some point in their childhood.
A small percentage of the children have been placed with kin as part of …
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Publication information: Article title: Kinship Care; Extending Care for Kids. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: July 6, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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