"Second time around...Grandparents raising grandchildren"
A curriculum for grandparent support groupsLinda 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.
- Notes to the Sponsoring Organization
- Notes to the Facilitator
- Understanding Your "Not-So-New" Role: Grandparents in the Role of Parent, Again
- Promoting Personal Well-being
- Refining Parenting Skills
- Building Relationships
- Working with School and Community
- Managing Finances
- Exploring Legal Issues
- Looking to the Future
For further information, contact:Family and Consumer Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008 (269) 387-3704
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