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African Americans

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2008

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The Experiences Of African American Grandchildren Raised In Grandparent-Headed Families, Karia Kelch-Oliver May 2008

The Experiences Of African American Grandchildren Raised In Grandparent-Headed Families, Karia Kelch-Oliver

Counseling and Psychological Services Dissertations

There has been an increase in grandparents raising their grandchildren due to parental absence. This family structure has affected urban, single, low income African Americans at a higher rate than any other racial group. Research on grandchildren reared in grandparent-headed families (GHF) states these children are at risk for significant emotional, behavioral, physical problems, and learning disabilities than children living with their biological parents. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of African American grandchildren raised in GHF. Both quantitative and qualitative methodology was used, including individual interviews with 14 African American grandchildren ages 10-16 and their ...