"Second time around...Grandparents raising grandchildren"

A curriculum for grandparent support groups  

Linda L. Dannison, Ph.D. and Ann Nieuwenhuis, M.A., Project Directors   

Researchers at Western Michigan University, in cooperation with the Michigan State University Extension received funding through the Michigan Family Independence Agency to develop a curriculum for use in training grandparents in the "not-so-new" role of parent. Drawing from community, university, and private resources, the project resulted from collaborative effort of attorneys, researchers and professors, and technical advisors in assembling the "need to know" subject matter that will contribute to successful parenting the "second time around." The curriculum guide, teaching resources, and instructional materials represent a critical resource for social service agencies and others who are working with these grandparents and their grandchildren.  

The curriculum contains materials applicable for eight to sixteen sessions.

Curriculum Topics

For further information, contact:

Family and Consumer Sciences
Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo MI 49008
(269) 387-3704  
Email: linda.dannison@wmich.edu

To purchase the curriculum:

Send a check for $75 payable to Western Michigan University to above address (the cost of the curriculum includes postage). F.I.D. #386-007-327