Editors Sharon M. Ballard and Alan C. Taylor bridge the gap between research and practice by examining and presenting key strategies for working with diverse populations, including those based on race and ethnicity, family structure, geographic location, and context. By defining 11 diverse groups and presenting their strengths and unique cultural characteristics, the editors present an evidence-based practice approach with each chapter, prescribing the best practices for working with these diverse groups in regard to general family life education (FLE) needs, educator characteristics, ethical considerations, marketing and recruitment, modes of learning, and environmental considerations. This book is essential for students who are preparing to work with families, as well as professionals engaging in FLE activities with diverse populations.
Chapter 6: Family Life Education with Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Family Life Education with Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
As chapter authors, our understanding and knowledge of older adults, grandparents, and grandfamily relationships have come from many diverse experiences and situations. As coauthors, we bring together several academic, community, research, and work-related experiences that have enlightened us and opened our minds to the complexities, challenges, and joys that come with those associated with grandfamilies. With a background in marriage and family therapy and experience as a family life state extension specialist, Eboni has developed, implemented, and evaluated family life education programs for grandfamilies over the past several years. In addition to programming, Eboni has conducted research on grand-family parenting, social ...