Grandparents raising grandchildren key focus on fighting the opioid crisis

Grandparents raising grandchildren key focus on fighting the opioid crisis

In the midst of “Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now Week," three heads of Pennsylvania state agencies joined to announce the formation of a new initiative to help combat the opioid crisis, specifically in terms of helping households in which children are being raised by their grandparents.

Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
Pashinski discusses importance of HB 1539 and kinship navigator programs

Pashinski discusses importance of HB 1539 and kinship navigator programs

On Thursday morning, Department of Human Services Secretary, Teresa Miller, and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary, Jennifer Smith, joined Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne), Rep. Katharine Watson (R-Bucks) and other legislators to announce grant funding that supports kinship navigator programs.

Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Sen. Don White joins advocates for “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” campaign

Sen. Don White joins advocates for “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” campaign

On Tuesday morning, Sen. Don White (R-Indiana) joined members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and other advocates to launch the “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” public information campaign. 

White was the sponsor of Senate Bill 844 which expands custody rights for caregivers who find themselves in challenging situations.

The bill was passed into law in July as Act 21 of 2018.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Lawmakers introduce legislation that will help with grandparents raising grandchildren

Lawmakers introduce legislation that will help with grandparents raising grandchildren

On Monday morning, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks) was joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne), other legislators, cabinet officials, and advocates to introduce bills that would help grandparents who are raising grandchildren in the commonwealth.

Monday, March 12, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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