Maria's Story

Addresses the challenges that some caregivers face in their dual roles as grandparents and kinship parents and the value of support networks. In this video, a paternal grandparent discusses how she and her husband provide security and stability for their family by focusing on their grandchildren's emotional and educational needs with valuable agency support and maternal family involvement.

Publication year: 2018
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Capacity Building Center for States

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Description

This video is a part of the It's All Relative: Supporting Kinship Connections Video Series. It addresses the challenges that some caregivers face in their dual roles as grandparents and kinship parents and the value of support networks. In this video, a paternal grandparent discusses how she and her husband provide security and stability for their family by focusing on their grandsons’ emotional and educational needs with valuable agency support and maternal family involvement.

Use the activities and action-planning templates in the It's All Relative: Supporting Kinship Care Discussion Guides with this story to help your staff discover how to better understand, assess, and support kinship caregivers.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States (2018). Maria's Story. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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