Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Custody Options

Woman with her two daughters.Grandparents have several custody options when they are caring for their grandchildren. To decide which options match your needs, you must become familiar with legal terms. This brochure provides information on custody options, situation scenarios, and legal resources. Written by Larry F. Forthun and Millie Ferrer-Chancy with assistance from the Legal Aid Foundation, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences. Revised December 2015.

4-H Pizza Garden: An Agricultural Adventure

4-H cloverThis curriculum was designed for educators to teach young people about where their food originates by using something children love to eat…PIZZA! According to a recent Gallup poll, kids between the ages of 3 and 11 prefer pizza to all other foods for lunch and dinner. Americans eat about 100 acres of pizza each day, or 350 slices per second!This 4-H in the Classroom project, originating in Pinellas County, Florida, was designed for grades 3–5, but can be adapted to serve other grade levels. The lessons cover subject areas such as mathematics, social studies, language arts, and science. It has been used in Pinellas County very successfully since 2000 by the 4-H Program in collaboration with their Florida Ag in the Classroom Initiative. This 89-page fact sheet was written by Janet Golden, Joy Jordan, Nan Jensen, Betty Lipe, Millie Ferrer, Anne Fugate, Erin Karkheck, Linda Bobroff, Karla Shelnutt, and Tracy Tesdall, and published by the UF Department of 4-H Youth Development, November 2014.

Hablando con su hijo (FCS2006Span/FY1250)

a baby.Hay muchas formas de ayudar a su niño a hablar. En este documento son unas sugerencias para el desarrollo de las habilidades del lenguaje.
This 3-page fact sheet is the spanish language version of “Talking with Your Child.” It was written by Kate Fogarty y Millie Ferrer-Chancy, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2011.

FCS2006/HE860 Talking With Your Child

Revised! FCS2006, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Kate Fogarty, Evelyn Rooks-Weir, and Millie Ferrer-Chancy, gives parents suggestions of ways to help their children’s language skills to develop. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2009.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren series

Revised and Expanded! FCS2186-2191, a series of 1-4 page fact sheets by Millie Ferrer-Chancy, Larry Forthun, and Angela Falcone, with contributions by Joe Pergola and Maisie Ross, addresses challenges and issues grandparents may encounter when raising grandchildren. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2009.

  • FCS2186/FY427 Understanding Reasons for Misbehavior
  • FCS2186a/FY1112 A Crash Course in Child Development
  • FCS2187/FY429 Guidance and Discipline
  • FCS2188/FY431 Tips for Navigating the System
  • FCS2188a/FY1125 Financial Assistance
  • FCS2188b/FY1123 Health Care Assistance
  • FCS2188c/FY1124 School and Educational Assistance
  • FCS2189/FY433 Custody Options
  • FCS2190/FY435 Understanding Relationships
  • FCS2190a/FY1113 Characteristics of Strong Families
  • FCS2191/FY437 Building Strong Families
  • FCS2191a /FY1114Taking Care of Yourself