Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

SKU# 9780826113160

A Training Manual for Group Leaders

Author: Carole B. Cox PhD

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Description 

This manual is a 14-session workshop designed to help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren alone. Group leaders can revise and expand upon the themes presented here to fit the needs of their particular work groups. Some of the main issues that are explored are: useful tips for grandparents on how to communicate effectively with their grandchildren on all topics ranging from drugs and sex, to sexually transmitted diseases; helping them learn how to deal with loss and abandonment issues; helping them develop and maintain self-esteem; dealing with special behavior problems; and appropriate ways of instilling and maintaining rules in the home.

Designed to complement To Grandmother's House We Go and Stay, it is very reader-friendly and easy to understand, and can be read by anyone who has assumed a parenting role of any sort and is interested in raising a happy and healthy child.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 19, 2000
  • Page Count 144
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113160
  • EISBN 9780826197054

About The Author(s) 

Carole B. Cox

Carole B. Cox, PhD, is Professor, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the author of more than 50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving. Dr. Cox has done extensive research on caregivers for persons with Alzheimer's disease, their needs, and use of services with a particular focus on ethnicity. In the last few years, she has expanded her interest in caregiving to that of grandparents raising their grandchildren. She has developed a program and curriculum for empowerment training for grandparents,Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing Company, 2000) and is also the editor ofTo Grandmothers House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books includeHome Care for the Elderly: An International Perspective, co-authored with Abraham Monk (1991); The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (1993); Ethnicity and Social Work Practice, co-authored with Paul Ephross (1998); Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services (Springer Publishing Company, 2005); and Dementia and Social Work Practice (Springer Publishing Company, 2007).

Table of Contents 

    Introduction: Project Description and Guidelines
  1. Understanding Empowerment
  2. Helping Children Build Self-Esteem
  3. Communicating with Children, Part 1
  4. Communicating with Children, Part 2
  5. Dealing With Behavior Problems
  6. Talking with your Grandchild about Sex and HIV
  7. Talking with Your Grandchild about Drugs
  8. Dealing with Loss
  9. Dealing with a Child's Grief and Loss
  10. Navigating the Service System
  11. Legal and Entitlement Issues
  12. Developing Advocacy Skills
  13. Getting Your Message Across
  14. What Did We Learn?
  15. References and Resources
    National Organizations
    Index

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