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  • NYS Kinship Navigator | Helping Non-Parent Caregivers Achieve Success All Across New York
    Calendar Legal Resources Legal Fact Sheets and Information Statewide Legal Services Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us Help for Kinship Caregivers in all of New York s 62 Counties The NYS Kinship Navigator is an information referral and advocacy program for kinship caregivers in New York State A kinship caregiver is an individual that is caring for a child that is not biologically their own In New York State there are an estimated 179 000 caregivers 131 000 of whom are grandparents Many others are aunts and uncles The Navigator seeks to assist these caregivers by providing information on financial assistance legal information and referrals and other types of issues that caregivers face when raising children in order to provide stability and permanency in the home Call us today for more information Our County Resources allow kinship caregivers to find resources specific to the county they reside in Each county displays kinship legal aging youth and any other services that are available in that county along with program descriptions and contact information Click Here To Learn More About

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  • About | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Kinship Navigator is a statewide program operated by Catholic Family Center and specially designed to provide an information and referral network for kinship caregivers across all of New York State A kinship caregiver is a grandparent relative or family friend who is a full time caregiver of a child that is not biologically their own Since 2006 the Kinship Navigator has provided leadership for a broad based coordinated effort to provide comprehensive services that address the multiple needs of kinship caregivers and their families The Kinship Navigator along with local kinship programs are part of the NYS Office of Children and Families Services efforts to support grandparents and other relatives who are caring for children not in foster care By going to the Kinship Navigator county resource menu readers can identify information about any of these kinship programs The Kinship Navigator program is seeking partners to help with outreach to kinship caregivers Any organization that would like to assist us in this effort is welcome to contact us Likewise any organization that would like to be listed as a resource is welcome to contact us For caregivers from all counties in New York State there is the Kinship Navigator where

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  • Staff Profiles | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Work He is the co editor or the 2015 CWLA Kinship Navigator Profiles the editor of four NYS KinCare Summit reports and of a national kinship summit report and has published numerous other op eds and articles In 1997 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Albany Law School where he authored a Government Law Center policy report on kinship laws in New York State Since 2000 he has presented continuing legal education training s on kinship law He s also presented at numerous conferences summits commissions and countless local forums and advised on the drafting of both federal and state legislation related to kinship care He has provided leadership for state and national campaigns to raise attention on kinship families He s the recipient of the 2009 Generations United s National Kinship Advocate Award the 2010 Brookdale Foundation Janet Sainer Award for outstanding service and dedication to Kincare families and the 2011 Presbyterian Senior Services Maggie Kuhn Award for service to elderly New Yorkers In 2012 his NYS Kinship Navigator program received a Children s Bureau grant to operate a demonstration project one of only seven awarded nationally In June 2014 he was appointed public service professor at the U of Albany School of Social Welfare Program Administrator Rae Glaser Rae Glaser has been with the Kinship Navigator program since its inception in 2006 where she started as the first kinship specialist Since then she has worked with thousands of caregivers over the phone and via email In 2009 she became the on site manager of the program in Rochester NY and oversees daily operation of the project She manages the budget database website and liaisons with local kinship program providers across the state Ms Glaser has a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology and is in the process of

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  • FAQ | NYS Kinship Navigator
    prove that a parent is unfit then you may be able to prevail without an attorney If the outcome is uncertain and it is likely that the proceedings will go to trial then a lawyer is certainly a big plus However under all circumstances you have a legal right to represent yourself pro se which means on your own While there is very little legal representation for kinship caregivers many kinship programs provide legal consultations and a few offer representation Check the legal assistance section for more information or call the local kinship program in your county Q Can I get public assistance for a child in my care If I can how much can I collect in public assistance for children in my care A Non parents who are providing full time care for children can receive a public assistance grant which disregards their income and resources Because non parents have no legal obligation to support children such grants are based only on the income and resources of children Local public assistance offices may use different names for this grant but it is available everywhere Here are some of the common names child only grant non parent grant NDG non dependent grantee and kinship grant See our public assistance legal fact sheet for more information A full grant pays between 300 to 500 per month for one child For each additional child the grant increases between 100 and 200 However the calculation of the grant amount is subject to a number of factors including charges for room and board and other sources of income for the child It s best to seek help in making application so you can truthfully optimize the amount of the grant and avoid delays in getting it There are also federal social security benefits See fact sheet on our website Q Am I entitled to any financial assistance if the parent of the child lives with me A In general if the parent lives with you then you cannot get the child only grant However if the parent is not actually acting as a parent sometimes a nonparent child only grant is awarded Such circumstances are unusual yet you should explain the residential circumstances to the local department and insist on getting an official decision regarding your application Q The parents do not have any money to pay child support What will happen when DSS goes after them A Family Courts have special proceedings where judges or special support magistrates decide how much support should be paid by the parents The local department will go to court in order to seek repayment for its expenses The court independently decides who pays how much and may recognize that very little can be paid or it may decide to penalize a parent for non payment Penalties include garnishing salaries suspension of driver s licenses and even incarceration While non parents are legally obligated to inform the local department about the whereabouts of the parents there is

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  • Kinship Flyers | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us Kinship Flyers Navigator Flyers We offer printable flyers describing the Navigator s services in three different formats a trifold flyers and a poster Our trifold is a brochure with information on all of our services Our flyers are for clients or professionals For clients is geared toward the kinship caregiver and provides pertinent information in an easy to read manner It is also a useful tool to post in an office to spread the word of our services For professionals is geared toward service providers It also provides basic information on our program but goes into greater detail to give the service provider the bigger picture when referring clients to our services Both flyers are also available in Spanish Our poster is the client flyer blown up to an 11 17 format Feel free to print out as many copies as you desire If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us Navigator Trifold Brochure Flyer for clients 8 11 Flyer for Service Providers 8 11 Navigator Poster 11

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  • Blog | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Kinship FAQs Kinship Flyers Blog En Español Online Education Partners Calendar Legal Resources Legal Fact Sheets and Information Statewide Legal Services Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us The Blog Monthly Kinship Webinars Introduction to Kinship Care Special Challenges and Legal Obstacles Join the Kinship Navigator Director and Staff for An Online Presentation When First Tuesday of Every Month 10 00am Login Information To be provided This webinar is presented once a month Suitable for caregivers service providers and agency staff who wish to learn about kinship care The Go To Meeting presentation will Read More September is Kinship Care Month September is Kinship Care Month Celebrating the Many Families Where children are Raised by Grandparents Other Relatives and Family Friends Kinship care refers to the more than 150 000 New York children who live full time with grandparents relatives and family friends Their caregivers who are frequently at or near income poverty levels have multiple challenges the additional costs of Read More Search Headline News U S Senate Kinship Care Month Resolution KN to Present at NFPA NKA

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  • En Español | NYS Kinship Navigator
    and Information Statewide Legal Services Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us En Español El navegador de parentesco reconoce que más información debe estar disponible para los médicos de habla española El navegador espera publicar la información jurídica y de recursos en español Publicación de las fechas que se

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  • Online Education | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Kinship Flyers Blog En Español Online Education Partners Calendar Legal Resources Legal Fact Sheets and Information Statewide Legal Services Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us Online Education Video Primers Welcome to the NYS Navigator Search Headline News U S Senate Kinship Care Month Resolution KN to Present at

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