ERIC Number: EJ455473
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Black Grandparents Rearing Children of Drug-Addicted Parents: Stressors, Outcomes, and Social Service Needs.
Burton, Linda M.
Gerontologist, v32 n6 p744-51 Dec 1992
Conducted two qualitative studies of African-American grandparents and great-grandparents rearing their grandchildren as consequence of parental drug addiction. Data from 60 grandmothers, grandfathers, and great-grandmothers revealed that only 3 percent received consistent, reliable familial support as surrogate parents. Although respondents found parenting their grandchildren an emotionally rewarding experience, they also incurred psychological, physical, and economic costs. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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