The role of mentors to provide support to Grandfamilies and their grandchildren is examined in this paper. How youth benefit when they are matched with mentors serving as their external advocates, assisting them and seeking resources for their success in school and life is discussed. Grandfamilies who wish to find mentors for youth need to know what resources are available and how to access them. These resources are also reviewed. In addition. non-profit agencies who design programs to serve Grandfamilies need to follow quality assurance standards. Tips are suggested to make this happen.
Weinberger, S. G.
(2014). Mentors Support Grandfamilies Raising Grandchildren. GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy, 1 (1).
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