In the Media Tag: caregivers

Health Care Heroes 2021: UTHSC’s Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program

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The Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program has been keeping families together for 20-years – with a 98% rate for children not entering state custody. Once children are placed with family, those caretakers may need to properly care for the child. This is where the RCP comes in.

Grandfamilies: The Health Challenges of Raising Grandchildren

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With an opioid abuse epidemic raging, many children of parents addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin, or whose parents have died from overdosing on the powerful drugs, are now being cared for by their grandparents. That’s contributed significantly to a rise in so-called grandfamilies: As of last year, 2.9 million children in the U.S. were… Read More