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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren book

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Expanding Your View

Linda Dannison, Ph.D. and Andrea Smith, Ph.D.

Available through Bookbaby Store, $14.99

The numbers of grandparents caring for grandchildren continue to increase. Circumstances may vary, but grandparents often share similar challenges and unique strengths. Using this book encourages grandparent caregivers to expand their views about their not-so-new role through short readings, creative activities, relevant examples and personal reflections.  This fast-paced resource provides a weekly dose of wisdom, insight and ways to reaffirm your commitment to the critical job you’ve undertaken: that of a caregiving grandparent.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coping with Addiction

Andrea Smith, Ph.D. and Linda Dannison, Ph.D.

Available through Bookbaby Store, $14.99

This book is designed for grandparents who are caregivers of their grandchildren due to their adult children's substance abuse problems. Each chapter is introduced with an on-going story about the challenges and successes of a caregiving family. You will identify with their struggles and applaud their achievements as you read about their journey. Each chapter includes:  basic information, creative strategies, multiple examples and supportive activities. This quick read helps custodial grandparent families navigate and affirm their roles, expand their networks and receive understanding and acceptance from others.

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Tiffany’s Story: The Journey of One Caregiving Grandparent Family

Andrea Smith, Ph.D. and Linda Dannison, Ph.D.

Available on flash drive through the authors, $50.00

Audio version of the case study as found in Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coping with Addiction.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Parenting Once Again - A curriculum guide for support groups

Linda Dannison, Ph.D. and Andrea Smith, Ph.D.

Available through the authors, $100.00

This is a curriculum guide for group facilitators who are helping grandparent caregivers to more effectively fulfill their multiple roles and enhance their family's quality of life.  Topics include grandparent roles, legal issues, self-care, parenting issues, enhancing communication, building school connections, resource management, trauma, and creating positive futures.  The curriculum has been successfully delivered by professionals, paraprofessionals and experienced grandparent caregivers.  During groups sessions, caregivers are provided with opportunities to learn new and relevant information and to participate in specifically designed activities and discussions.  Grandparent caregivers are encouraged to develop supportive relationships with others sharing similar roles and challenges and learn about resources and supports available to their families.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resource Kit

Linda Dannison, Ph.D. and Andrea Smith, Ph.D.

Available through the authors, $150.00

This resource kit includes all three resources: both books, the curriculum guide, and the audio version of the case study.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Training Opportunities

Linda Dannison, Ph.D. and Andrea Smith, Ph.D.

Available through the authors

Training for facilitators and professionals can be arranged through the authors. Both virtual and face to face training formats are available.

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