In 2000, the number of grandparent-headed households was approximately 2.4 million and 6 million children younger than the age of 18 lived with a grandparent. The purpose of this project was to design a community-based supportive services program for grandparents raising their grandchildren and write a grant proposal to secure funding for the program. A literature review of the interventions targeting grandparents raising grandchildren was conducted to identify the challenges and benefits associated with this role and appropriate supportive services. The grant was written for a program to be administered by United Families. The program was selected because its mission is to make a difference in the lives of children who are in foster and adoptive families. United Families provides a range of services that seeks to ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop and become a successful and well-adjusted adults. Specifically, this grant will provide funds to establish support groups for grandparents and implement activities designed to increase grandparent knowledge, skills, and feelings of competency for parenting their grandchildren.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
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