Our appreciation goes to the following folks who helped provide and review materials for this Guide:
Cantalician Center for Learning
Cherry Hewlett, Parent Advocate
Jean Bishop, Parent Advocate
EPIC—Every Person Influences Children, Inc.
Frank Saladyga, Erie County Department of Social Services Kinship Unit
Gary Wolfe, Erie County Health Department
Jennifer Jowsey for making the on-line version of the Resource Guide work so well.
Jennifer Mantione for her expertise and encouragement
Judy Casassa, Erie County Department of Senior Services
Kathleen Szymanski, RN, BSN, Gold Choice, Family Medicine of the University at Buffalo
Marguerite Cheman, Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Department of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, for updating and reviewing the Books for Children, Books for Adult Caregivers, and Web Sites Sections
Mid-Erie Counseling & Treatment Services
Neighborhood Legal Services
New York State Office for the Aging
RAPP Support Group, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc.
Sharon Measer for updating the “National Sources of Support” section
Susette Mines, Child & Family Support Program of the Mental Health Association
The Kinship Consortium
Westchester & Ulster County Offices for the Aging
Most especially, the grandparents who care for our community’s children
Please consult your healthcare providers and your attorney where appropriate.
We welcome updates & additional information for this Guide.
Created and updated by:
Dorothy J. A. Levitt, R.N., M.S.
Coordinator, Wise & Well Program
Erie County Department of Senior Services
Updated, July 2005