Grandparenting the children of addicted parents : experiences and wisdom for kinship carers / edited by Janet Bujra with the Grandparents Group ; foreword by Nigel Priestley ; afterword by Caroline Archer.
By: Bujra, Janet.
Contributor(s): Archer, Caroline [author of afterword] | Priestley, Nigel [author of foreword].Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019Copyright date: 2019Description: 253 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785925399.Subject(s): The Grandparents Group | GRANDPARENTS | CAREGIVERS | LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP | EARLY CHILDHOOD | TRAUMA | ATTACHMENT | LOSS | GRIEF | GREAT BRITAIN | GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index.
Foreward by Nigel Priestly -- Introduction: Grandparenting: In adversity and hope -- 1. Jane: 'Trying to bring 'em up right' -- 2. Dorothy: 'I'm mum, dad and grandma' -- 3. Kathleen: She said, 'I don't have a problem' -- 4. Amelia: 'We've got to break that cycle' -- 5. Emma and Martin: 'There's always this fear' -- 6. Mischa: 'No regrets' -- 7. Shelly: 'They make you feel like it's your fault' -- 8. Mary Womersley: 'The grandchildren are our future' -- Afterword by Caroline Archer: Grandparenting in challenging circumstances: Understanding the impact of early childhood trauma on development and well-being -- Postscript -- Recommended reading -- Index.
This is an accessible book on grandparenting children in cases where grandparents have become legally responsible for parenting a child in their family, often due to parental drug misuse or mental health issues. This book has grandparent kinship carers talking candidly about the challenges involved and what support services are available. - Publisher