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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Grandparents raising children for a second time, ‘grandfamilies’ struggle during the pandemic BY LATORIUS ADAMS, MHS Globally, grandparents often serve as surrogate parents for their grandchildren, usually in response to

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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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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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When we saw this article, we were encouraged to see the United Way stepping in to help grandparents raising grandchildren.  While we applaud this United Way in West Virginia, we

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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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When the Mist Clears: Demystifying Family Relationships By Jerry Witkovsky The dictionary definition of the word “demystify” means to make something clear and easy to understand. When it comes to

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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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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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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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By Jaia Lent “For my 50th birthday, I got a two-year-old. My story isn’t unique. The opioid epidemic has devastated communities all over the country. It doesn’t discriminate against age, race,

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Grandparents to the rescue BY JAIA LENT The phone rings at 3:00 a.m. You answer in a daze. It’s a social worker from the Department of Child and Family Services.

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Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Support for Grandfamilies We are pleased to help share the important research on grandfamilies from our honored GRANDPartner for GRANDParents, Generations

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A new report by Generations United found that almost 65 percent of children in grandfamilies, or kinship care,  live in states with only half  or less of the key laws and policies

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BY JAIA PETERSON LENT  With growing attention to the phenomenon of grandfamilies, we see increasing numbers of media articles and scholarly research about these families. But if you are a

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BY JAIA PETERSON LENT With more and more grandfamilies, we’re seeing more media articles and scholarly research. But if you are a grandparent who has just begun raising your grandchild,

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By Elaine K. Williams The holidays can be a difficult time for grandfamilies. Your grandchildren may feel especially sad, wishing their parents were with them for the holidays. The absence

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