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Custodial Grandparenting

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Custodial Grandparenting

SKU# 9780826119988

Individual, Cultural, and Ethnic Diversity


  • Bert Hayslip, Jr. PhD
  • Julie Hicks Patrick PhD

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This unique book examines variability among custodial grandparent caregivers. It focuses on diversity among grandparent-headed families in domestic and international settings, with over 35 contributors exploring the many factors that contribute to such diversity. It also examines diversity across individual differences, especially those of gender and age, ethnicity and race, and culture.

An awareness of their uniqueness is essential to the process of understanding the demands of custodial grandparents' new roles, and in providing appropriate services to them.

Whatever the reason, most grandparents raising grandchildren never anticipated that they would parent again. For most, this new role causes significant upheaval in their lives. Problems contributing to stress may include having to give up or reduce hours of work, early retirement, and providing financial and emotional support for their grandchildren.

This book is a valuable resource for practitioners and extension educators who work with grandparents raising their grandchildren. It provides a wealth of information and a basis on which national and state-run services can evaluate their current policies and devise funds, services, and programs that will help this growing population successfully raise their grandchildren.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 12, 2005
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119988
  • EISBN 9780826119995

Table of Contents 




    Section 1: Diversity Across Individuals
  1. Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: The Effects of Work Disruptions on Current Work Hours and Income, Rachel Pruchno and Dorothy McKenney
  2. Determinants of Role Satisfaction among Traditional and Custodial Grandparents, Bert Hayslip Jr., Jeff R. Temple, R. Jerald Shore, and Craig E. Henderson
  3. Diversity and Caregiving Support Interventions: Lessons from Elder Care Research, Sarah. H. Qualls and Karen A. Roberto
  4. Diversity in the Need for Formal and Informal Social Support among Grandparent Caregivers: A Pilot Study, Jennifer King, Bert Hayslip, Jr., and Patricia L. Kaminski

  5. Section 2: Diversity Across Age and Gender
  6. Age, Health, and Custodial Grandparenting, Bert Hayslip, Jr., R. Jerald Shore, and Michelle A. Emick
  7. Grandmothers’ Diaries: A Glimpse at Daily Lives, Carol. M. Musil and Theresa Standing
  8. Depression and Caregiver Mastery in Grandfathers Caring for their Grandchildren, Philip McCallion and Stacey R. Kolomer
  9. African American Grandmothers: The Responsibility Continuum, Rosalyn D. Lee, Margaret E. Ensminger, and Thomas A. LaViest
  10. Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: The Vulnerability of Advancing Age, Catherine Chase Goodman
  11. Gender Differences Among Custodial Grandparents, Bert Hayslip, Jr., Patricia L. Kaminski, and Kristie L. Earnheart

  12. Section 3: Cross Cultural and Intra-Cultural Variation
  13. Cross Cultural Differences in Traditional and Custodial Grandparenting: A Qualitative Approach, Bert Hayslip, Jr., Annabel H. Baird, J. Rafael Toledo, Cecilia Toledo, and Michelle A. Emick
  14. Grandparent Caregiving Among First Nations Canadians,Esme Fuller- Thomson
  15. Social Support Among Custodial Grandparents within a Diversity of Contexts, Steven J. Kohn and Gregory C. Smith
  16. Stress-Related Factors Amongst Primary and Part-Time Caregiving Grandmothers of Kenyan Grandchildren, Paul Odhiambo Oburu and Kerstin Palmérus

  17. Section 4: Variation Across Race and Ethnicity
  18. Latina Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Acculturation and Psychological Well-being, Catherine Chase Goodman and Merril Silverstein
  19. African American Grandmothers as Health Educators in the Family, Jeffrey A. Watson, Suzanne Randolph, and James. L. Lyons
  20. Religious Beliefs and Practices Among African American Custodial Grandparents, Martha R. Crowther, Leslie M. Swanson, Rachel L. Rodriguez, Melissa Snarski, and Hyoun-Kyoung Higgerson
  21. A Stress Process Model of Grandparent Caregiving: The Impact of Role Strain and Intrapsychic Strain on Subjective Well-Being, Rachel L. Rodriguez and Martha. R. Crowther
  22. The Voices of Black Grandmothers Parenting Children with TANF Assistance, Tammy L. Henderson and Jennifer L. Cook

  23. Epilogue: Toward an Understanding of Diversity Among Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren, Julie Hicks Patrick and Bert Hayslip, Jr.