U.S. HOUSE AND SENATE BRIEFING ON KINSHIP CARE IN SUPPORT OF THE KINSHIP CAREGIVER SUPPORT ACT (H.R. 2188 and S. 661) Presented by Dr. Joseph Crumbley, LCSW. Phone # 215-884-7889 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.drcrumbley.com.
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THE KINSHIP CAREGIVER SUPPORT ACT
(H.R. 2188 and S. 661)
Dr. Joseph Crumbley, LCSW
Phone # 215-884-7889
E-Mail: [email protected]
We need kinship care.
Therefore, we need to support the Kinship Caregiver Support Act so that kinship families and caregivers can continue to do their job.
1 U.S. Census Bureau Table DP-2. Profile Selected Social Characteristics: 2000. As described in Pennsylvania: A State Fact Sheet for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children. A factsheet produced by six (6) agencies, including AARP. Last updated May 2007.
2 This figure was calculated based on the federal share of the 2000 average monthly foster care maintenance payment, which was estimated at $545. As referenced in “Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children: The Second Intergenerational Action Agenda.” Generations United. January 2005.
3 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AFCARS, preliminary estimates as of March 2003. As referenced in Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children: The Second Intergenerational Action Agenda.” Generations United. January 2005.
4 See No. 1 above.
5 See No. 2 above.
6 See No. 2 above.
7 See No. 2 above.
8 PA Department of Aging website. http://www.aging.state.pa.usPennsylvania Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Six-Part Fact Sheet Series. Last updated April 23, 2007.
9 since the 1990’s See No. 1 above.
10 See No. 1 above.
11 Testa, M. 2001. Kinship care and permanency. Journal of Social Service Research, Vol. 28 (1) pp.25-43; Chambelain, P., et al. 2006. Who disrupts from placement in foster and kinship care? Child Abuse & Neglect, Vol. 30, pp.409-424.
12 See No. 11 above.
13 Courtney, M. & Needell, B. “Outcomes of kinship care: Lessons from California.” In Child welfare research review. Vol. 2. J.D. Berrick, R.P. Barth and N. Gilbert, eds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997, pp.130-149.
14 Wilson, L. Satisfaction of 1,100 Children in Out-of-Home Care, Primarily Family Foster Care, in Illinois’ Child Welfare System. Tallahassee, FL: Wilson Resources, 1996.
15 National Survey of Child and Adolescent well-Being (NSCAW) CPS Sample Component Wave 1 Data Analysis Report, April 2005. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, 2005).
16 since the 1990’s Shlonsky, A., Webster, D., & Needell, B. 2003. The ties that bind: A cross-sectional analysis of siblings in foster care. Journal of Social Service Research, Vol. 29 (3) pp. 27-52.; Wulczyn, F. & Zimmerman, E. 2005. Sibling placements in longitudinal perspective. Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 27 pp. 741-763.
17 Murray, Macomber and Geen. “Estimating Financial Support for Kinship Caregivers.” Urban Institute, Washington, D.C. 2004 .
18 See No. 1 above.
19Elders as Resources. Annie E. Casey Factsheet. 2005.
20Table 42, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – Active Cases, TANF Families with no adult recipients receiving cash assistance October 2003 – September 2004. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance. Retrieved December 6, 2006 from http://www.acf.hhs.gov//programs/ofa/character/FY2004/tab42.htm.
21 See No. 20 above.
22 See No. 20 above.
23 See No. 1 above.
24 since the 1990’s See No. 1 above.
25 Grandparents Living with Grandchildren: Census 2000 Brief. Issued October 2003.
26 See No. 1 above.
27Grandparents and Other Relative Raising Children: The Second Intergenerational Action Agenda. Generations United. January 2005. Page 33.
28 Generations United Fact Sheet. Washington D.C. 2006.
29 See No. 25 above.
30 Ehrle, Green and Clarke, “Children Cared For By Relatives: Who Are They And How Are They Faring?”. Urban Institute. Washington, D.C., 2001.
31 Altshuler, S.J., (1998). Child Well-Being in Kinship Foster Care: Similar to, or Different From, Non-Related Foster Care, Children and Youth Services Review 20, 369-88. As described in Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children: The Second Intergenerational Action Agenda. Generations United. January 2005. Page 33.