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ERIC Number: EJ835528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Implications for Education and Communication
DeLong, Laura
Journal of School Public Relations, v27 n3 p313-325 Sum 2006
Current statistics reveal a dramatic increase in households where grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Issues facing these families affect learning outcomes for the grandchildren; therefore, there are diverse implications for schools in dealing with grandparent-headed households. Schools can address areas of communication in grandparent outreach, staff awareness, academic concerns, legal policies, financial concerns, emotional support, physical health issues, and community resources. This article provides an overview of the trend and the ways in which school districts can support the members of grandparent-headed households.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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