Kent State Research Review: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Custodial grandparents and their grandchildren are a unique and little-understood population as are the physical and social health challenges they face. Gregory Smith, EdD, professor and director of the Human Development Center in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, has designed a program that could help assess the well-being of such families and provide resources to help them thrive.

Smith has already advanced to the second phase of his five-year, $1.2 million project, “Social Intelligence Training for Custodial Grandmothers and Their Adolescent Grandchildren,” funded by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Aging.

Read more in the 2019 issue of the Kent State Research Review Magazine

POSTED: Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:05 AM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 10:07 AM
Kent State Research Review 2019