• May/June 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 3

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Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilities: Facing the Challenges

McCallion, P.; Janicki, M. (Editors.) Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, NY. 2000. 146 pp. $29.95. Paperback.

According to estimates, one in ten grandparents will be primary caregivers to one or more grandchildren at some point in their lives. Grandparents caring for a child with special needs share the same concerns as other grandparent carers, yet experience different and additional stresses and strains. Since these grandparents may not be legal guardians, they may not qualify for social services or the services of disability agencies, leaving themselves and their grandchild with unmet needs. Authors in this volume address:

  • Special needs of children in kinship care
  • Depressive symptomatology in Latino grandparent carers
  • Service needs and service provision issues
  • Empowerment through mentoring

This volume was also published in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 33, Number 3, 2000.

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