ERIC Number: ED394712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Guide to Finding Help and Hope.
Intended as a practical guide for grandparents raising their grandchildren, this book contains information and ideas about meeting grandchildren's needs and vignettes describing the coping strategies of many grandparents. The book consists of five chapters. Chapter 1, "Finding Help, Growing in Hope," describes reasons for grandparents raising their grandchildren, discusses normal feelings of anger, sadness, and stress, and provides information about the Grandparent Information Center operated by the American Association of Retired Persons. Chapter 2, "If Your Grandchild Was Abused, Neglected, or Abandoned," discusses the role of child welfare agencies in a question-answer format. Chapter 3, "Getting Help with Expenses," looks at government programs which may help to provide support for grandchildren, including Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and special needs adoption subsidies. Chapter 4, "Getting Help from the Legal System," explains the legal process and what it can and cannot do for grandparents raising their grandchildren, including custody and child support issues. Chapter 5, "Meeting Your Grandchild's Needs," describes benefits and services to which grandchildren may be entitled, discusses common problems, and suggests how other grandparents have coped. (DR)
Descriptors: Adoption, Child Custody, Child Rearing, Child Support, Child Welfare, Coping, Government Role, Grandparents, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Legal Responsibility, Social Support Groups, Stress Management
National Foster Parent Association, Inc., 9 Dartman Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 ($3 for first copy, $1 each additional copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Foundation, New York, NY.