Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
It is assumed that a parenting role by a grandparent or grandparents has been tied to life events, Such as divorce or the death of their own children. The parent was no longer in the picture and the grandparent stepped in to care for the children. Although this pattern has by no means disappeared, society is now seeing more and more cases of dysfunctional parents who are unable or unwilling to raise their own children who are therefore being raised by the grandparent. relative caregivers such as grandparents.
Elliott, Teri Lynn and Medina, Sandra., "A satisfaction survey of relative caretakers" (2002). Theses Digitization Project. 2318.