The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 established grants to fund kinship navigator programs. These programs connect children involved with child welfare to grandparent or relative caregivers, and they help those caregivers identify and access needed services. The following resources provide more information on kinship navigator programs.
Kinship Navigator Programs: Summary and Analysis
Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center
Reviews State initiatives that provide information, referrals, and follow-up services to grandparents and other relatives raising children to link them to the benefits and services they or the children need.
Kinship Navigator Projects
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Describes projects funded through the Children's Bureau's Family Connection Grants Program to assist kinship caregivers in learning about, finding, and using programs and services to meet their needs and the needs of the children they are raising.
Recognition for Informal Kinship Care With Kinship Navigator Programs
Children's Bureau (2010)
Children's Bureau Express, 11(6)
Discusses new and existing kinship navigator programs and the ways they address the service and support needs of kin caregivers.