Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)

Note: The RAPP program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Relative caregivers caring for children outside the foster care system

For organizations that serve children ages: 0 – 17

Program Overview

RAPP is designed to encourage and promote the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the absence of the parents. RAPP provides services primarily to relative caregivers caring for children outside the foster care system. The Brookdale Foundation conducts the National Orientation and Training Conference to facilitate opportunities for training, networking, and information exchange and provides technical assistance to the RAPP Network through listservs, site bulletins, conference calls, web chats, and an annual newsletter.

Education and Training

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Training Contact:
  • Melinda Perez-Porter, Director

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP).

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP).

Contact Information

Melinda Perez-Porter
Title: Director
Email:

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2017