For more than 20 years the number of grandparents who have taken over the role of the primary custodial caregiver of their grandchildren has steadily increased. There has been burgeoning investigation and interest into this phenomenon that affects the largest segment of the U.S. population, the baby boom generation, as well as older adults. This report provides an overview of the most critical issues that have been covered in the literature and identifies some of the challenges for counselors who work with both the grandparents and the children. Some counseling strategies that have been shown to be promising in dealing with complex trauma are discussed as well as questions for future research.
Bachner, Harriet A.
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: The Effects, Counseling Challenges, and Strategies,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 18:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol18/iss1/5