The Experiences of African American Grandmothers in Grandparent-Headed Families:

@inproceedings{KelchOliver2011TheEO,
  title={The Experiences of African American Grandmothers in Grandparent-Headed Families:},
  author={Karia Kelch-Oliver},
  year={2011}
}
Grandparents raising their grandchildren in parent-absent homes are an increasing family structure. A myriad of family and societal problems create the need for the grandparent to assume caregiving responsibilities, including child maltreatment, parental substance abuse, and poverty. Although grandparent-headed families (GHF) are represented across racial, gender, and socioeconomic groups, single, low-income African American grandmothers from urban environments experience this family structure… CONTINUE READING