ERIC Number: ED433110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Resource Guide for Professionals.
Williams, Griselda R.; Murphy, Vivian L.; Sheriff, Christine; Millspaugh, John; Mertensmeyer, Carol
This guide is designed to supply information to professionals who work with grandparents. A panel of grandparents and professionals met during a 1-day retreat to review parenting information. The manual describes the situation of grandparents raising their grandchildren, provides a guide to materials addressing some grandparents' parenting needs, and lists resources that may assist them in their parenting activities. The bulk of the guide describes 26 parenting resources and provides the following information for each resource: (1) description of the material; (2) program format; (3) ordering information; (4) cost; (5) reviewers' notes on strengths of material; and (6) reviewers' notes of limitations of material. The review panel reported that in general, the materials were appropriate for grandparents, although a fair amount of information contained in the materials reflected a Eurocentric middle-class standard. Five appendices include a list of grandparent support groups in Missouri, information for educators, and a list of national resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Relationship, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Preschool Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Mental Health, Jefferson City. Div. of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.; Missouri State Dept. of Social Services, Jefferson City. Div. of Family Services.
Authoring Institution: ParentLink, Columbia, MO.