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This book addresses the growing phenomenon of grandparents assuming responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Cox has assembled an impressive team of psychologists, social workers, and nurses, as well as lawyers and sociologists. They draw on their experience to explore the grandparent-grandchild relationship and its intricacies. Lack of preparation, social isolation, psychological and emotional stress, and financial strain all contribute to the myriad of issues involved in this new wrinkle in the American family. Additional topics include: ethnicity and diversity, social services and interventions, and policy reforms. This book will be of interest to all social workers and gerontologists working with custodial grandparents and their grandchildren.

Disc. grandparent/grandchild relationships; emotional stress & social isolation; financial strain; policy issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826112866
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/27/1999
  • Series: Springer Series on Lifestyles and Issues in Aging
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Carole B. Cox, PhD,
is Professor, 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. Dr. Cox 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 ofTo Grandmothers House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books includeHome Care for the Elderly: An International Perspective, co-authored with Abraham Monk (1991); The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (1993); Ethnicity and Social Work Practice, co-authored with Paul Ephross
(1998); Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services (Springer Publishing Company, 2005); and Dementia and Social Work Practice (Springer Publishing Company, 2007).

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Table of Contents

  1. Section I: Setting the Stage
  2. Why Grandchildren are Going to and Staying at Grandmother's House and What Happens When They Get There, Carole B. Cox
  3. A Profile of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in the U.S., Esme Fuller Thompson, Meredith Minkler, and Diane Driver

  4. Section II: The Status of Grandparents
  5. Physical Health of Custodial Grandparents, Jonathan Marx and Jennifer Crew Solomon
  6. Social Support, Stress, and Special Coping Tasks of Grandmother Caregivers, Carol M. Musil, Susan Schrader, and John Mutikani
  7. Psychological Costs and Benefits of Raising Grandchildren: Evidence from a National Survey of Grandparents, Roseanne Giarrusco, Merril Silverstein, and Du Feng
  8. Risks of Caregiving: Abuse Within the Relationship, Patricia Brownell and Jacquelin Berman

  9. Section III: Policy Issues
  10. Grandparents and Welfare Reform, Faith Mullen
  11. Grandparent Caregiving: Legal Status Issues and State Policy, Melinda Perez-Porter and Margaret M. Flynt
  12. Planning for Permanence, Martha Johns

  13. Section IV: Grandparenting Among Diverse Populations
  14. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Orphaned and Affected by HIV/AIDS, Daphne Joslin
  15. Special Situation of Incarcerated Parents, Jeff Porterfield, Paula Dressel, and Sandra Barnhill
  16. Profile of Contemporary Grandparenting in African American Families, Diane R. Brown and Joan Mars
  17. Culture and Caregiving: A Study of Latino Grandparents, Carole B. Cox, Lisette Resto Brooks, and CarmenValcarcel

  18. Section V: Services and Interventions
  19. Support Groups in the Lives of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren, Carol S. Cohen and Rolanda Pyle
  20. Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Carole B. Cox
  21. Grandparents and Schools: Issues and Potential Challenges, Nina M. Silverstein and Laila Vehvilainen
  22. Community Interventions to Support Grandparent Caregivers: Lessons Learned from the Field, Kathleen M. Roe

  23. Section VI: Conclusions
  24. Conclusions, Carole B. Cox
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