Grandparenting in the time of COVID-19: Results from a national survey of families with young children BY JAIA LENT When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the winter of 2020, few

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Grandfamilies – Overcoming Isolation and Loss By Dr. Deborah Langosch, LCSW As we welcome and adjust to this time of re-entry from the pandemic, it’s an opportunity to identify where

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Valuing Vaccines Across Generations BY DONNA BUTTS AND JAIA PETERSON LENT “When you live through things like that, you say, ‘We got to do what we can to keep our

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Finding a home BY ANA BELTRAN AND JAIA LENT  After taking on the responsibility of raising her granddaughter, Magdalena discovered her rental home had extremely high lead levels.  Rather than

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The Magic Behind Generations United BY ALAN KING In a controversial journal cover, a young person and an older person, dressed in battle fatigues, stood back to back. They each

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Adoption and guardianship for grandfamilies BY JAIA PETERSON LENT Magdalena never expected to be an adoptive parent. But her world turned upside down five years ago when, in her mid-50’s,

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A Chance To Help Generations United “…the [Generations United] Conference…[was] a chance for both [my granddaughter] and I to present. This is one of the best things that have happened

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Self Care For Grandfamilies BY  Diane Roznowski “Because my grandson was in so much pain after my daughter left him all my focus was on helping him. I never had the

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Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration BY JAIA LENT As a teenager, Juan[ii] escaped abuse in his home in Guatemala and fled to the United States. After being detained at

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Grandfamilies – celebrating the holidays For the 2.6 million grandparents raising their grandchildren across the U.S. the holidays can be a time for both celebration and pain. BY JAIA LENT

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Love Through Generations and Across Oceans by Jacqueline Corsatea Metz Who would have thought that nearly 100 years ago, a tiny Romanian woman from a remote Romanian village would start a new

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Do Something GRAND for GRANDparents Day GRAND Media is proud to join Generations United and the national partners to bring attention to grandparents all over the world and the amazing

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Being a Grandparent Is Not Always Rosy A friend just forwarded this article from The Atlantic to me and I just had to share. There is a lot of information

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BY JAIA PETERSON LENT Twenty-two years ago, a recent graduate with the Bachelors of Social Work, I was handed one of my first Child Protective Services cases as a full fledged

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Helping Grandchildren Who Have Experienced Trauma By Jaia Peterson Lent “One thing I have noticed is that most people go to grandma’s house and get spoiled, but for me, it

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Grandparents: A Safety Net for Kids Recently, the President declared the opioid epidemic a national crisis. This long-overdue step is critical. But to 2.6 million grandparents raising grandchildren across the country, it

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Caring for yourself is caring for your grandchild BY JAIA LENT Your grandbaby needs you. Research shows that children who have a strong relationship with a consistent, caring adult in

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Our GRANDPartner for GRANDParents, Generations United, provides the latest and most accurate information about grandparents raising grandchildren in our country. Below is a listing by state. Find your state and see

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Thanks to  Generations United, here is the updated Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resources By State: Working together, Generations United, The Brookdale Foundation Group, AARP,  ABA Center on Children and the Law, Casey Family Programs, ChildFocus, Child

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The 2017 Dr. Arthur Kornhaber GRAND ADVOCACY Award Nature has made it so that every time a child is born, a grandparent is born too. The new grandparent inherits the

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