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To Grandmother's House We Go And Stay

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To Grandmother's House We Go And Stay

SKU# 9780826112866

Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents

Author: Carole B. Cox PhD


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This book addresses the growing phenomenon of grandparents assuming responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Cox has assembled an impressive team of psychologists, social workers, and nurses, as well as lawyers and sociologists. They draw on their experience to explore the grandparent-grandchild relationship and its intricacies. Lack of preparation, social isolation, psychological and emotional stress, and financial strain all contribute to the myriad of issues involved in this new wrinkle in the American family. Additional topics include: ethnicity and diversity, social services and interventions, and policy reforms. This book will be of interest to all social workers and gerontologists working with custodial grandparents and their grandchildren.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 27, 1999
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826112866
  • EISBN 9780826116918

Table of Contents 

    Section I: Setting the Stage
  1. Why Grandchildren are Going to and Staying at Grandmother’s House and What Happens When They Get There, Carole B. Cox
  2. A Profile of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in the U.S., Esme Fuller Thompson, Meredith Minkler, and Diane Driver

  3. Section II: The Status of Grandparents
  4. Physical Health of Custodial Grandparents, Jonathan Marx and Jennifer Crew Solomon
  5. Social Support, Stress, and Special Coping Tasks of Grandmother Caregivers, Carol M. Musil, Susan Schrader, and John Mutikani
  6. Psychological Costs and Benefits of Raising Grandchildren: Evidence from a National Survey of Grandparents, Roseanne Giarrusco, Merril Silverstein, and Du Feng
  7. Risks of Caregiving: Abuse Within the Relationship, Patricia Brownell and Jacquelin Berman

  8. Section III: Policy Issues
  9. Grandparents and Welfare Reform, Faith Mullen
  10. Grandparent Caregiving: Legal Status Issues and State Policy, Melinda Perez-Porter and Margaret M. Flynt
  11. Planning for Permanence, Martha Johns

  12. Section IV: Grandparenting Among Diverse Populations
  13. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Orphaned and Affected by HIV/AIDS, Daphne Joslin
  14. Special Situation of Incarcerated Parents, Jeff Porterfield, Paula Dressel, and Sandra Barnhill
  15. Profile of Contemporary Grandparenting in African American Families, Diane R. Brown and Joan Mars
  16. Culture and Caregiving: A Study of Latino Grandparents, Carole B. Cox, Lisette Resto Brooks, and Carmen Valcarcel

  17. Section V: Services and Interventions
  18. Support Groups in the Lives of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren, Carol S. Cohen and Rolanda Pyle
  19. Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Carole B. Cox
  20. Grandparents and Schools: Issues and Potential Challenges, Nina M. Silverstein and Laila Vehvilainen
  21. Community Interventions to Support Grandparent Caregivers: Lessons Learned from the Field, Kathleen M. Roe

  22. Section VI: Conclusions
  23. Conclusions, Carole B. Cox