Family Matters

Family Matters

NEW! Annual Respite Community Forum & Resource Fair – Pittsburgh, PA: September 25, 2017 Are you a parent or family caregiver? Could you or someone you know use a break from caregiving? If so, come and learn about respite. Respite Forum and Fair 2017

NEW! Blog – Courageous Parents Network –  So, how many kids do you haveHelping families answer the question: How many children do you have?

Courageous Parents Network – We are pleased to share these excellent resources from our friends at Courageous Parents Network.

Top 5 Videos of 2016  #1 Jessica, on being Rachel’s Big Sister;  #2 Dr. Joanne Wolfe presents on Pediatric Palliative Care as a Social Issue;  #3 Two SMA Type 1 Families. Two Paths.  #4 When the time comes: The last hour of Talon’s life.  #5 I wish there had been more support and fewer decisions at the beginning.

Online Resource – Students Coping with Grief & Loss at College – Expert Advice on Recognizing Symptoms of Grief, Accepting Loss & Getting Help http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/managing-grief

Kinship Care in Pennsylvania: Support for Families with Grandparents and Other Kin Raising Children – This 18-page booklet discusses the concepts of kinship care, issues, support groups, programs, and resources for organizations working with kinship care families. To download the publication: grandparent-kinship-booklet

Think Caregiver Program – Join Hope Grows in honoring and supporting caregivers! Think Caregiver is a new Hope Grows program that brings support services and resources right to caregivers’ fingertips in the comfort of their own home or wherever they happen to be. New support services include phone support, online support and awareness. For more information: http://ThinkCaregiver-HopeGrows

Article: New York Times: “Alleviating Pain, Delivering Hope” Alleviating-pain-delivering-love-article

Caregiver Library Project in Allegheny County – The Allegheny County Department of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Resource Committee in with collaboration of several other agencies has developed a caregiver backpack filled with resources. For more information Caregiver Library Project

Paper Clouds Apparel – Paper Clouds Apparel produces apparel featuring art done by individuals with special needs. Half of the profit goes to an organization of the person’s choice, and the other half goes back to support the organization which employs individuals with special needs. Paper Clouds Apparel