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Practice Recommendations for Mental Health Professionals Perspectives From Grandparents and Their Adolescent Grandchildren

To gain insight into how practitioners can best meet the needs of grandfamilies, 40 custodial grandmothers and their adolescent grandchildren were interviewed. Results of a qualitative analysis indicated that grandmothers and grandchildren did not make clear distinctions between various types of services and service providers. Grandchildren emphasized the need for mental health professionals to facilitate mentoring and to provide opportunities for grandchildren to socialize with other grandchildren who have been through similar circumstances.

Kendra A. O'Hora, Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab
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