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Grandparents: Taking on parenting a second time around
UVic The Ring - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
On April 1, UVic's School of Social Work and Parent Support Services of BC released Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Legal Guide. The first in Canada, ...

Canon Creative for a Cause
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - Wellington, New Zealand
One such small cause, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ which supports Grandparents who are primary caregivers to grandchildren in difficult ...

Social services ‘should consider placing children with grandparents
The Herald - Glasgow, Scotland ,UK
A rally in Glasgow's George Square also heard that grandparents seeking contact with their grandchildren were being criminalised, with sex offenders ...

Tough job rich in rewards
Sunshine Coast Daily - Queensland, Australia
The Faircloughs are among dozens of Sunshine Coast grandparents who have been thrust into the role of primary carer for their grandchild or grandchildren ...
 

Grandparents fight provincial funding cuts
Brantford Expositor - Canada
Weaver is an organizer of a local support group that helps grandparents who are raising their own grandchildren for a wide variety of reasons. ...

The Kingston Whig-Standard - Kingston,Ontario,Canada
"The members of our group are raising their grandchildren for all different sorts of reasons, including a death of a parent, mental-health issues or ...

London grandparents protest changes to funding program for caregivers
LondonTopic.ca - London, Ontario, Canada

... which some say are making it nearly impossible for grandparents raising their grandchildren to access this much-needed financial support. ...

Grandparents rally at Ontario legislature
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
They're calling on the provincial government to reverse eligibility rule changes to a program that supports grandparents raising at-risk grandchildren. ...

Woman's crusade for children - In Ontario Canada, Grandmother, founder of advocacy group (Cangrands), plans demonstration for kinship families. Click here to learn about it.

Citizen Shift, a website of the National Film Board of Canada focusing on social issues in Canada, has a 20 minute Podcast on Grandmas raising grandchildren. Very Interesting. Click here to listen to it.

Grannies ROCK (Raise Our Children's Kids)
Straight Goods - Golden Lake, ON, Canada
They formed a group called ROCK, Raising Our Children's Kids. Since the radio show, they held a Rally at Gore Park in Hamilton to raise awareness of the ...

Discrimination affects 15000 Ontario grandchildren
Community Press - Stirling, Canada
You may not be aware of the appalling situation involving grandparents and other kin raising grandchildren in Ontario and how desperate these seniors are, ...

Grandparent ruling wrong
Hamilton Spectator - Hamilton, ON, Canada
The issue is a temporary-care allowance for people looking after their grandchildren because the parents are unable to do so. Grandparents were given about ...

Grandparents get support from city in benefits fight
Hamilton Spectator - Hamilton ON, Canada
Riding up the escalator at the convention centre, the 70-year-old grandmother, who is raising her son's three young children, said she wasn't worried, ...

Granny club tends to HIV orphans
Times of India - India
Nagammal has been raising him and three other grandchildren for the past four years, after her daughter and son-in-law died of complications resulting from ...

Call me Nana
BBC News - UK
According to the Statistics Canada census released in 2007, there are more than 65000 grandparents in Canada raising grandchildren on their own. ...

Grandparents make the ultimate sacrifice
Chatham Daily News - Chatham, Ontario, Canada
For information about raising grandchildren, contact the Grandparent Information Center at gic@aarp.org or 1-888-687-2277. A highly recommended site is ...

Support group for grandparents getting postive feedback, says ...
Kawartha Media Group - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Anyone raising kids is welcome to attend. Donna says there are 350 grandparents in Peterborough taking on parental duties again, and there is just no ...

Grandparents raising kids seeking to start support group
Peterborough Examiner - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Donna, who is raising her two grandchildren Having raised two children, Donna was ready to spend her “golden” years doing what grandparents traditionally do ...

Grandparents raising grandchildren form local support group; 57000 ...
Peterborough Examiner - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Cangrands is a national not-for-profit group dedicated to providing support for caregiver families, in particular to people who are raising grandchildren or ...

Advising grandparents on positive parenting
Village Voice.com.au - Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia
The final session in a series of classes designed to help grandparents take part in raising their grandchildren will take place at the Drummoyne Community ...

Grandparents raising grandchildren often need financial help
Inside Toronto - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The grandparents at the press conference, many of whom are raising grandchildren on their public pensions and the $210 a month the government provides, ...

A second helping
The Nelson Mail - Nelson, New Zealand
SWING SHIFT: Grandparents like Paula Eggers, coordinator of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust support group, is but one of increasing number of ...
 

We need to lead on climate change: Lewis
Hamilton Spectator - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Robinson students raised $15185.50 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation's fund to assist African women raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. ...

Turner: Grandparents still waiting in the dark
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand
... spokesperson Judy Turner is pleased by the $10 week reduction in the gap between rates given to grandparents raising grandchildren and foster carers, ...

Govt Minister promises action on fostering by grandparents
Radio New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand
Social Development Minister, David Benson Pope is promising action to financially assist grandparents raising their grandchildren. ...

Relatives eligible for foster care benefits
Thunder Bay's Source - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
The Ontario government has announced that grandparents and extended family can apply for $900 a month in assistance, if it is related to raising a child. ...

Parents coalition supporting grandparents
Nanaimo News Bulletin - Nanaimo, British  Columbia, Canada
This may be contrary to the best interests of the grandchildren – every child has the right to have both parents and grandparents in their lives. Raising ...

McGuinty Government Supporting Grandparents Who Care For ...
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada
"We have advocated for over six years for recognition for grandparents raising grandchildren. We see more and more grandparents, many of whom are widows, ...

Grandparents to qualify for foster care
Toronto Star - Toronto Ontario, Canada
Grandparent groups say many extended families have wanted to care for vulnerable relatives, but until now could not get the funding or services they needed. ...

Community Calendar
Vernon Morning Star - Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
grandparents raising grandchildren At these free and confidential gatherings, grandparents come together to talk with other grandparents about the issues ...
 

Elder care program launches environment for older adults, respite ...
TheMatureMarket.com (press release) - Grenoble, France
Many of them belong to the so-called sandwich generation, people who are raising young children, working full-time and looking after parents. ...

Raising grandchildren
Manila Standard Today - Manila, Philippines
In a country where “accidental” pregnancies are still far too common, it isn’t even unusual to find grandparents raising their grandchildren so that the ...

HAVE YOU BEEN LEFT HOLDING THE BABY?
Mirror.co.uk - London, UK
IT'S important that grandparent carers understand what their legal position is because this has an impact on what financial support you can get, ...
 

Grandparents to get assistance for caring
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington, New Zealand
... He said Labour had promised in its 2005 manifesto to extend the support provided for grandparents raising grandchildren and other carers on a pension. ...

Turner: Labour talk is cheap on foster care
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand
... foster families, to give these foster parents and other children some time ... honouring the pre-election promise it made to grandparents raising grandchildren and ...

Foster parents get better treatment than Grandparents
By Sara
One study states the number of Canadian grandparents raising children under the age of 18 jumped 20 per cent between 1991 and 2001. While the trend is evident across all ethnic groups, research shows that Canada's First Nations ...

Grandparents raising grandkids a growing trend
CTV.ca - Canada
... that we provide the support that grandparents need to ... longer up to the challenge of raising a child ... time with her husband, children, and other grandchildren. ...

First Nations grandparents increasingly taking charge of ...
Vancouver Sun (subscription) - British Columbia, Canada
... One study states the number of Canadian grandparents raising children under the age of 18 jumped 20 per cent between 1991 and 2001. ...

Nurseries 'pose risk to children'
BBC News - UK
... or other relative to look after their children," he said. ... and nobody would want to see grandparents being inspected ... and Steve Biddulph, author of Raising Babies ...
 

Time for equity for grandparents
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand
... announcement of the Government's budget surplus has increased the frustration of four groups working towards recognition of grandparents raising grandchildren. ...

Reparenting support offered for grandparents
Nanaimo News Bulletin - BC, Canada
... For some seniors, the job of raising their grandchildren has fallen ... continue to increase in society, so will the number of grandparents parenting their ...

Korean Family Structure Undergoing Major Change
Korea Times - South Korea
... She said that as more couples split because of economic difficulties, many leave their children with their parents, raising the number of grandparent-and ...

Resources from SOS, Allied Support Groups
Parksville Qualicum News - BC, Canada
... Grandparent Gathering, for grandparents raising their grandchildren. ... of support for grandparents, and provides ... and emotional support techniques for children. ...

Nan and pop go to court for sake of grandkids
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
... Ms Kent, who helped establish the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support network, said the key reasons grandparents stepped in were drug abuse, mental ...

What is a grandparent?
Tillsonburg News - Ontario, Canada
There are a lot of perks to this job but some grandparents can’t enjoy it ... is a bunch of us who are raising or very involved in raising our grandchildren. ...

African Grandmothers Raising AIDS Orphans Share Experiences With ...
Kaiser network.org - Washington, DC, USA
... money for their counterparts in Africa who are raising their grandchildren ( Ottawa Citizen , 8 ... and Malawi live in homes headed by grandparents, and more ...

Cape artists give to help Cape children, in South Africa
Provincetown Banner - Provincetown,MA,USA
... old woman who is raising four of her AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. ... preschool to attend – making it impossible for the grandparents who are raising them to ..

Israel's Largest Volunteer Network Working With New Immigrants In ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
... in the North presents special problems for immigrants, particularly the most vulnerable, such as grandparents raising their orphaned grandchildren or those who ...

Grandparents continue to suffer
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand
... they were looking after the same children instead. "It's nearly a year since Labour promised to close the gap and 'offer grandparents raising grandchildren and ...

Aboriginal grandmother walks for change
Canada First Perspective - Scanterbury,Manitoba,Canada
... Carriere would like to see more acceptance of the role of grandparents in raising their grandchildren and influencing their development. ...

AIDS pandemic puts grandparents on the front line
Globe and Mail - Canada
... “Doing this” was taking in and raising her grandchildren as her own after burying her own children who died of HIV/AIDS. Rose's ...

Horror over SA’s short pants sadists
Citizen - Johannesburg,pretoria,South Africa
... Another problem in SA was the high incidence of teenage pregnancies and the unhealthy practice of grandparents raising children. ...

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