Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
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Jennifer L. Baker, Psy.D. Anne B. Summers, Ph.D. Debbi Steinmann, M.A. Training Instructor / MentorsMelissa A. Gibson, M.S. Kim Rozell, M.A.Graduate AssistantsBrent Anderson, M.S.Matthew Biller, M.A. Cate Brandon, M.A.Tabitha Carlson, M.S.Dawn Clinard, M.A.Jessie Clinton, M.S. Anup JonathanTony Larson, B.A.Nicole Mannis, M.A.Robert Mindrup, M.S.S.W.Colleen Quinn, Ph.D. Amber Schafner, M.A. Amanda Schroeder, B.S.
The Training for the Healthy Marriage and Family Formation curriculum was created through the cooperative efforts of:
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Child abuse and neglect
Parental military service
Mental health issues
Physical health issues
Crime & incarceration
Terminal illness or death
Rapid rise of single parent households
Parental abandonmentReasons Parents Cannot Provide Care:
Possible reactions include:
Marital conflicts regarding setting limits
Barriers to privacy and sexual intimacy
Financial, physical and emotional strains
Decreased time for oneself and spouse
Disruption in relationships with other children, extended family members, and friendsUnexpected Strains on Marriage
American Association for Retired Persons: http//www.aarp.orgAARP also publishes GIC Voice Newsletter, a free quarterly newsletter for grandparents who are raising grandchildren. To subscribe go to:http://www.giclocalsupport.org/pages/gic_newsletter_subscribe.cfm