Region 1 - Boston (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Region 2 - New York (NY, NJ, PR, VI)
Region 3 - Philadelphia
(DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, DC)
Region 4 - Atlanta
(AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
Region 5 - Minnesota (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
Region 6 - Dallas (AK, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Region 7 - Kansas City (IA, KS, MO, NE)
Region 8 - Colorado (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
Region 9 - San Francisco (CA, HI, NV, AZ)
Region 10 - Seattle (AK, ID, OR, WA)
The National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren defines regional affiliates as institutions that are actively engaged in knowledge building related to grandparents raising grandchildren, or other kinship care arrangements. Regional affiliates are located in one of 10 geographic regions (listed above).
Universities, community-based service agencies, or foundations may serve as regional affiliates. Regional affiliates must have a well-established practice or research history in the area of grandparents raising grandchildren, or in kinship care in general.
A primary task of a regional affiliate is to be the communication link between institutions addressing the needs of families and the National Center. Regional affiliates have an awareness of current services, programs, and research initiatives, training seminars and grant opportunities in their localities that are shared with the National Center for broad dissemination. Members of regional affiliates may also serve as faculty associates with the National Center to provide regional trainings to local practitioners working in the field of kinship care. Regional affiliates participate in quarterly conference calls with the National Center.
Regional affiliates will:
There is no financial obligation to become a regional affiliate with the National Center.
Regional affiliates have the opportunity to collaborate on research and practice initiatives with other affiliates. Affiliates may also co-sponsor skill-based or topic-based trainings and workshops at identified regions. In addition, affiliates may collaborate on funding opportunities.
There are several aging and child welfare agencies performing significant work to promote grandparents raising grandchildren through program development, policy advocacy and knowledge building. The National Center focuses its efforts on expanding the knowledge and skills of practitioners and researchers and to support the well-being of grandparents and the grandchildren under their care.