Grassroots Advocacy Radio with Marsha Padilla-Goad: Conversations to Educate, Empower, and Engage: The Opioid Epidemic: Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children
04/02/2019 12:00 pm PDT
With the increase in opioid use in pockets across the U.S., more grandparents and other relatives are raising children whose parents have died, are incarcerated, are using drugs or are in treatment. These caregivers often step into their role unexpectedly. They may be living on fixed incomes and unaware of where to turn for support and services for the children. Research shows that with support, children thrive in the care of relatives and have better outcomes than those in foster care with non-relatives.
Grassroots Advocacy Radio with Marsha Padilla-Goad: Conversation to Educate, Empower, and Engage Marsha Padilla-Goad is a veteran grassroots advocate who has organi...Find out more »
Jaia Peterson Lent
Jaia Peterson Lent is the Deputy Executive Director at Generations United where she provides direction for the National Center on Grandfamilies, a leading voice for issues a...Find out more »
Joanne Harrison Clough
Joanne Harrison Clough is a sole practitioner Family Law Attorney in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Ms. Clough has practiced law in Central Pennsylvania for 35 years in general ci...Find out more »