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Project Healthy Grandparents 2014

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Project Healthy Grandparents 2014

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Project Healthy Grandparents 2014

  1. 1. PROJECT HEALTHY GRANDPARENTS September 11, 2014
  2. 2. PROJECT HEALTHY GRANDPARENTS GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY Robin E. Stith, MSW LaDonna Hightower, BSW, MS September 11, 2014
  3. 3. WHAT DO THESE FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE IN 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama COMMON?
  4. 4. WHAT DO THESE FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON? Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas Poet, Maya Angelou
  5. 5. WHAT DO THESE FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE IN American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey Actor, Jack Nicholson COMMON?
  6. 6. WHAT DO THESE FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON? Musician, Guitarist, Eric Clapton Comedian, Actress, Carol Burnett
  7. 7. WHAT DO THESE FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON? Musician, Willie Nelson
  8. 8. WHAT IS PROJECT HEALTHY GRANDPARENTS?
  9. 9. • 2012 Fulton and DeKalb Counties Population: 1,650,174 • 2012 Fulton and DeKalb Counties Responsible for Grandchildren: 945,969 22% of the metro-Atlanta area is made up of grandparents who are responsible for their grandchildren • 2012 US Population: 313,914,040 • 2012 Number of US Grandparents Responsible for Grandchildren: 72,743,679 23% of the US Population is made up of grandparents who are responsible for their grandchildren. STATISTICS US Population (US Census) Metro-Atlanta Area (US Census)
  10. 10. PROJECT HEALTHY GRANDPARENTS MODEL • Social Work and Nursing Case Management • Support Meetings • Parenting Classes • Legal Referral • Other Services
  11. 11. STATISTICS Participants Served thru August 26, 2014: • Families: 897 • Children: 1,977 • Total served to date: 2,874
  12. 12. STATISTICS • The average age for a US grandparent is 47 years of age. (AARP) • The average age for a participant in Project health Grandparents is 65 years of age. • Ages of active participants in the project range from: 40 – 96 years of age. AVERAGE YEARLY INCOME PER AGE GROUP IN US 45-54 years $66,411 55-64 years $58,626 65+ years $33,848
  13. 13. COMMON CHALLENGES • Inadequate financial resources due to responsibilities of raising grandchild(ren) • Having informal legal relationship with grandchild(ren) • Stress related to grandchild behavior • Health care challenges • Limited access to healthcare for themselves and their grandchildren
  14. 14. EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES USED TO HELP NAVIGATE • Assist with establishing a formal legal relationship • Assist with connecting to solid community support for finances and budgeting • Referrals for in-depth clinical assessments and interventions • Encourage participation in a support group • Provide parenting information/education or refer to parenting support group • Ongoing community partnering
  15. 15. CASE DISCUSSION
  16. 16. PROJECT HEALTHY GRANDPARENTS
  17. 17. QUESTIONS?
  18. 18. A CONTEMPORARY JOURNAL OF RESEARCH PRACTICE &POLICY: Please visit: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/grandfamilies/
  19. 19. REFERENCES "GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy." ScholarWorks at WMU. ScholarWorks, n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2014. Press Center. "New AARP Survey Finds Grandparents Play Essential Role - AARP." AARP. AARP Foundation, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 04 Sept. 2014. United States Census Bureau. "Census.gov." Census.gov. United States Census Bureau, n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2014. ***Results from unpublished data collected by Project Healthy Grandparents was also utilized.
  20. 20. FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Robin Stith, Intake Coordinator Phone #: 404-413-1126 Email: Rstith1@gsu.edu
  21. 21. “This project was supported in part by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93.590). Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93.590)."

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