New beginnings for grandparents raising grandchildren BY JAIA LENT, VICTORIA GRAY, LAURIE TAPOZADA, AND BERNADINE ATCHINSON Regardless of the grandparent’s age or how long they end up caring for the

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5 Tips for Grandfamilies Facing Mental Health Concerns BY JAIA LENT The U.S. is in a state of mental health emergency in child and adolescent mental health, and a national

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The Grandparent Advantage BY ADINA WAMBUA  When AnneMarie White was a child, she learned to speak Spanish before learning English at school. Her grandfather was from Spain. Her grandmother, a

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The grandparent advantage BY ADINA WAMBUA  AnneMarie White When AnneMarie White was a child, she learned to speak Spanish before learning English at school. Her grandfather was from Spain. Her

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Protecting Our Grandchildren’s Connection BY ROBYN WIND Nine years ago, like millions of other grandparents in this country, I thought I had my future planned out. All that changed with

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Senate Aging Committee Recognizes Grandfamilies BY JAIA LENT “Chairman Casey, Ranking Member Scott, and members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging thank you for allowing me to share my

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Helping Latino Grandfamilies BY JAIA LENT Raising five grandchildren after age 60 was not in Mercedes’ life plan, but when she learned her grandchildren were going to be taken into

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Grandparent Heroes BY JAIA PETERSON, GENERATIONS UNITED It takes a special kind of heroism and loving devotion to step up to the responsibility of raising children when their parents cannot. 

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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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