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Practitioners, agencies and policymakers with questions about the Fostering Connections Act are likely to find their question - and its answer - in this new guidebook. Signed into law by President Bush in October 2008, the legislation is intended to help grandparents and relatives care for children who might otherwise be placed in foster care.
Produced by 18 organizations spanning the breadth of the child welfare field, the guidebook covers a wide range of topics including the dates that certain provisions take effect, proper identification and notice requirements concerning grandparents and other relatives, and the availability of funding through Fostering Connections grant activities to assist agencies with implementation. Free, 93 pages. (800) CDF-1200, www.childrensdefense.org/FCSIAAguide.