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Raising Your Relative's Kids

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This informational guide was created with the generous assistance of caregivers and children in kinship families, social service agency heads and staff, educators and residents concerned about the thousands of families living in these not-so-unusual circumstances. All of their time and work was donated, and the information and insights they provided were invaluable. The result is Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help.

This guide was written in 2008 by Jo Anne Kock, Ph.D., Area Extension Specialist and Vicki Agao, Program Officer I of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension with Adrienne Cox of Adrienne Cox Consulting, L.L.C.

It was revised in 2013 by YaeBin Kim, Ph.D., Area Extension Specialist, Heidi Petermeier, Program Officer I, and Jean Reid Norman, Community Based Instructor III of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

A 2009 Publication of the Caring Communities & Project Kinship Systems of Care Coordinating Council.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication SP-09-05

The guide was produced under Cooperative Agreement No. 90-CA-1717 with the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Copyright © 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Revised 2013