Date of Award


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Open Access Thesis

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Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Having developed a grandparent support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, the author conducted an evaluation of the group using both quantitative and qualitative information from group members. The support group was sponsored by a Western suburban school district in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area. The author utilizes attachment theory in an attempt to understand the needs of grandparents raising their grandchildren, an increasing phenomena. After reviewing research findings on the usefulness of support groups, especially those sponsored by schools, the evaluation of this support group and its usefulness to grandparents are presented. Suggestions for future groups and information on current local and national resources follow.


SC 11.MSW.1994.Taylor.MA

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