“Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Doubly Stressed, Triply Blessed” is a multi-media program – with video and written curricular materials – designed to introduce members of the public and social service professionals to the pressing issues and concerns faced by grandparents and other relatives raising children and to present concrete ideas for addressing these problems at both the individual and community level.
There are five parts to the “Doubly Stressed, Triply Blessed” program:
I – Check your Knowledge: This section consists of true or false questions designed to assess one’s level of awareness of some of the issues faced by grandparents and other relatives caring for children (also referred to as “kinship care families”).
II - Videoclips: There are four video segments to the program -- Becoming a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Family, Issues GRG Families Face, Resources for GRG Families, and Taking Action.
III – Kinship Care Family Support Groups: This section highlights some of the benefits of support groups for grandparents and other relatives raising children as well as some things to keep in mind when developing new support groups.
IV – Evaluation Form: Please use this brief survey to tell us your thoughts about this program.
V – Resources for Kinship Care Families: This section provides information on resources provided by programs and organizations that support kinship care families.
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