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Brookdale Relatives As Parents Program
Site Bulletin   

Spring 2014                             The Brookdale Foundation Group

A Very Happy

On behalf of the Brookdale Foundation Group, we wish you a very happy spring and a belated happy and healthy New Year!

We look forward to seeing you at the RAPP Network Conference, October 17-19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado!  

This was a very busy summer and fall for the Foundation. We moved from our New York office to our temporary office in Fort Lee, NJ and are now at our final destination in Teaneck, New Jersey. Please update your organization's records with our new contact information, found on the bottom of this page.

Enjoy this edition of the RAPP Site Bulletin. It has ideas to help you create and/or expand services to relative caregiver families and includes information on new resources to help you meet the needs of the caregiver families you serve. 

Thank you for all you do for grandparents and other relatives raising children and their families!


Congratulations Montana State University Extension!

Montana State University Receives the
Generations United 2013 Grandfamilies Award

Congratulations to Montana State University on receiving the Generations United 2013 Grandfamilies Award!

The Generations United (GU) Grandfamilies Award honors organizations, professionals, and relative caregivers who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising children.
Dr. Bailey accepts the 2014 Provost’s
Excellence Award from Montana State University
Provost, Dr. Martha Potvin
Dr. Bailey Receives the 2014 Provost's Excellence Award from 
Montana State University (MSU)

Since 2001, Dr. Sandra Bailey has served as the MSU Extension Family & Human Development Specialist. In that role, she has developed many effective programs and innovative partnerships, including the successful Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project. Bailey began the program after finding that, due to family crises, more grandparents were taking on a primary parenting role for their grandchildren.

In addition to other methods of support, the program trains support group facilitators and offers educational conferences and other resources for grandparent caregivers. Bailey also conducts research with the Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project.


The Relatives As Parents Program


The Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP) was started in 1996 and is designed to encourage and promote the creation and expansion of supportive services to grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the absence of the parents.

New Resources

From iFoster
iFoster Fact Sheet

From Generations United
TANF Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: The Benefits of Intergenerational Programs 

From the Center for
Budget and Policy

Earned Income Tax Credit
Maximizing Financial Assistance for Relative Caregivers
Reports You Can Use!

From PewResearch Social
and Demographic Trends

At Grandmother's House We Go and Stay:
One in Ten Children Are Living with A Grandparent

From ChildTrends
Children Living With and Cared For By Grandparents:
State Level Data From the American Community Survey

Grandparents Living With Children:
State Level Data From the American Community Survey

Helpful Websites

Looking for Benefits?

USDA Resources for
Nutrition and Health

New Grandfamily
Online Journal and
Call for Papers

Learn more here

Don't Reinvent
the Wheel!

Newsletters, Program and Conference Flyers

Cornell Cooperative
Extension, Orange County 

RAPP Newletter

Because Kids Don't Come
with Directions Flyer

Upcoming Events Flyer

Strengthening Families
Seven Week Series Flye

Rockingham Memorial Hospital Meeting Flyers
Children's Self Esteem

Holiday Party

Local Drug Report

Homework Help Flyer

Montana State University

My Action Plan

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Spotlight on 0-8 Year Olds Coalition Flyer

Hope Sparks, Tacoma, WA 
Online Newsletter

Friendship Centers of Emmet County
Postcard Group Meeting Invitation

Potluck Meeting Invitation

The New York City Department for the Aging
PASTA Series Nutrition
Flyer #1

PASTA Series Nutrition Flyer #2

Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota
Fidgety Fairy Tales Flyer


Idaho Commission on Aging
Luau Flyer

Tea Party Flyer

A Few More: 
Kimball Medical Center Newspaper Article

AAA of Solano and
Napa County Respite Flyer

Grandparents As Parents, CA
Conference Flyer

Catholic Charities of Denver, CO e-Newsletter


The Brookdale Foundation Group's Relative As Parents Program (RAPP)
300 Frank W. Burr Boulevard
Suite 13
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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