The National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren announces the launching of a new online, peer review journal dedicated to topics related to grandparents raising grandchildren. GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy provides a forum for quality, evidence-based research with sound scholarship, knowledge, skills and best practices from the field for scholars, clinicians, policymakers, educators, program administrators and family advocates.

The editors of GrandFamilies invite authors to submit manuscripts that examine new or emerging theoretical conceptualization or applications, practice methodologies, program evaluation and policy perspectives. International works that expand global knowledge and understanding about custodial grandparents are encouraged to submit.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2017) Special Issue: The Global Phenomenon of GrandFamilies

Complete Issue

Introduction to the Special Issue

Research Articles


Caregiving among community-dwelling grandparents in Jamaica
Julian GM McKoy Davis, Douladel Willie-Tyndale, Kathryn Mitchell-Fearon, Desmalee Holder-Nevins, Kenneth James, and Denise Eldemire-Shearer


Grandparents of the community: Lakota elders’ view of intergenerational care
Mary Kate Dennis, Nancy J. Kepple, and Joseph Brewer II


Grandparents as Foster Parents: Psychological Distress, Commitment, and Sensitivity to their Grandchildren
Karine Poitras, George M. Tarabulsy, Emmanuelle Valliamée, Sylvie Lapierre, and Marc Provost

Research Brief


Grandparenting in Selected West African Countries: Implications for Health and Hygiene Behaviours in the Household
Joshua Oyeniyi Aransiola Dr, Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi Dr, Ambrose Akinlo Dr, and Funmi Togonu-Bickesteeth Prof.

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