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Silverwire, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

Silverwire, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

The Silverwire Newsletter is a publication that highlights the work of the UMaine Center on Aging. The topics covered in this edition of the Silverwire Newsletter include a new federal grant, RSVP homeland security and performance indicators projects that are underway, the formation of a Maine Caregiving Alliance and an Alzheimer’s support group, senior college, osteoporosis awareness and action campaign, and the RAPP Public Forum.


Kinship Bibliography, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

Kinship Bibliography, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article lists the references utilized in the Maine Parenting Relatives Mental Health and Substance Abuse Project.


Kinship Websites, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

Kinship Websites, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article includes a compilation of websites for both Maine and national resources for kinship care.


A Grandmother Describes Her Adjustment To Parenting Her Grandchildren, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

A Grandmother Describes Her Adjustment To Parenting Her Grandchildren, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article is a grandmother’s story about parenting her grandchildren. She discusses the stresses of this role, the issues faced from the legal side, family issues, as well as their means of achieving help and support in this situation.


What Is Support To Relative Parents?, Sue Burgess, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

What Is Support To Relative Parents?, Sue Burgess, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article looks at a clinician’s perspective on how to best support relative caregivers. It discusses medications, family issues, programs with low-barrier services, and other resources for assistance. The components discussed in this article will hopefully allow for permanency and stability in the homes of kinship families.


Working With Kinship Families: Reflections Of A Clinician, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

Working With Kinship Families: Reflections Of A Clinician, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

As families are face increasing pressures, kinship care is becoming a more common occurrence. Furthermore, as the foster care system becomes more taxed, informal kinship care is becoming more prevalent. This article looks at work with kinship families from a clinician’s perspective. Case examples and models are utilized to promote collaborative efforts in working with these families and allowing for the best care possible.