Help for Grandparents and Others Caring for Children of SUD Sufferers
Parents, other relatives, and friends of adults suffering from or lost to substance use disorder are often faced with the daunting task of caring for the children of individuals who are not capable of meeting the challenges of parenting. These challenges can take many forms including financial, legal, social, and health-related problems. “Kinship” caregiving can be taken on either informally or formally through the court system.
To learn more about the rewards, benefits, and challenges associated with kinship care, check out the video below.
For additional resources related to kinship care, including information about custody, financial help, medical and mental health care, education, childcare, and self-care, visit the Pennsylvania KinConnector library here.