Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders / Edition 1

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Overview

This manual is a 14-session workshop designed to help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren alone. Group leaders can revise and expand upon the themes presented here to fit the needs of their particular work groups. Some of the main issues that are explored are: useful tips for grandparents on how to communicate effectively with their grandchildren on all topics ranging from drugs and sex, to sexually transmitted diseases; helping them learn how to deal with loss and abandonment issues; helping them develop and maintain self-esteem; dealing with special behavior problems; and appropriate ways of instilling and maintaining rules in the home.

Designed to complement To Grandmother's House We Go and Stay, it is very reader-friendly and easy to understand, and can be read by anyone who has assumed a parenting role of any sort and is interested in raising a happy and healthy child.

"...a 14 session workshop for grandparents raising their grandchildren & for professionals who can revise & expand upon the themes presented including: building self- esteem; communication; behavior problems & more."

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A practical and supportive manual containing a 14-session workshop designed to help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren alone, written by a social services professor at Fordham University. Intended to be used by group leaders teaching a workshop, themes covered may be expanded or revised to fit the needs of a particular work group. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826113160
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Springer Series on Lifestyles and Issues in Aging
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 510,467
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Carole Cox, Ph.D., is Professor at the Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the author of more than 50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving. She has done extensive research on caregivers for persons with Alzheimer's disease, their needs, and use of services with a particular focus on ethnicity. In the last few years, she has expanded her interest in caregiving to that of grandparents raising their grandchildren. She has developed a program and curriculum for empowerment training for grandparents, Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing Company, 2000) and is also the editor of To Grandmothers House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books include Home Care: In International Perspective (Greenwood, co-author Abraham Monk), The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (Auburn House), Ethnicity and Social Work Practice (Oxford University Press, co-author, Paul Ephross) and Dementia and Social Work Practice: Research and Interventions (Springer Publishing Company, 2007).

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Project Description and Guidelines
• Understanding Empowerment
• Helping Children Build Self-Esteem
• Communicating with Children, Part 1
• Communicating with Children, Part 2
• Dealing With Behavior Problems
• Talking with your Grandchild about Sex and HIV
• Talking with Your Grandchild about Drugs
• Dealing with Loss
• Dealing with a Child's Grief and Loss
• Navigating the Service System
• Legal and Entitlement Issues
• Developing Advocacy Skills
• Getting Your Message Across
• What Did We Learn? References and Resources
National Organizations
Index
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