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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in a US-Mexico Border Community

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in a US-Mexico Border Community When parents are unwilling or unable to care for their children, more often than not, grandparents step up to assume this task. Although insights into the multifaceted and unique needs of custodial grandparents are emerging, there is little research on how these changes in living circumstances impact the lives of custodial grandparents and the grandchildren in their care. In this exploratory study, the authors examined the circumstances under which grandparents in a border community assumed custodial care of their grandchildren and the factors that contributed to their decision. Through semi-structured interviews with six grandparents and five grandchildren, they also explored how grandparents and grandchildren coped with transition, how grandparents understood and found meaning in their role as caregivers of their grandchildren, how grandchildren viewed their grandparents in their new role, and how their lives and relationships had changed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qualitative Health Research SAGE

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in a US-Mexico Border Community

Qualitative Health Research , Volume 17 (8): 20 – Oct 1, 2007

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SAGE
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Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
1049-7323
eISSN
1552-7557
DOI
10.1177/1049732307308457
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17928483
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Abstract

When parents are unwilling or unable to care for their children, more often than not, grandparents step up to assume this task. Although insights into the multifaceted and unique needs of custodial grandparents are emerging, there is little research on how these changes in living circumstances impact the lives of custodial grandparents and the grandchildren in their care. In this exploratory study, the authors examined the circumstances under which grandparents in a border community assumed custodial care of their grandchildren and the factors that contributed to their decision. Through semi-structured interviews with six grandparents and five grandchildren, they also explored how grandparents and grandchildren coped with transition, how grandparents understood and found meaning in their role as caregivers of their grandchildren, how grandchildren viewed their grandparents in their new role, and how their lives and relationships had changed.

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Qualitative Health ResearchSAGE

Published: Oct 1, 2007

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