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ERIC Number: EJ1129446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-4669
Working with Grandparent-Headed Families in Schools: School Professionals' Perspectives
Lee, Youjung; Bronstein, Laura; Kida, Luann; Saastamoinen, Monique
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v22 n1 p25-37 2017
This qualitative study explores the experiences of school professionals working with grandparent-headed families. Twenty individual interviews with an array of professional school staff were conducted. Thematic analysis was utilized, and 3 key themes emerged: (a) compassion for grandparent-headed families' unique challenges; (b) lack of adequate knowledge about grandparent-headed families; and (c) strategies for engaging grandparents raising their grandchildren. Implications address the importance of understanding the unique needs of grandparent-headed families and ways to maximize the success of these marginalized families through active family engagement and school-linked services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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