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Grandfamily Resource Centers: Recommended Reading

Special Order Resources (Media, Brochures etc.)

  • Helpful resources from the  National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, at Western Michigan University:
  • "The Electric Grandmother" video. Maureen Stapleton. Based on the Ray Bradbury story. ASIN: B0001CKHR8. VHS tape only. (1992). Can order from Amazon.
  • "To Grandma's House We--Stay: When You Have to Stop Spoiling Your Grandchildren and Start Raising Them." Edited by S. Houtman, S. and B. Rowland , B. Ed.). Studio 4 Productions. (1999).
  • That’s a Family Thing-video. Women's Educational Media, San Francisco, CA. 415-641-4616
  • Choices, Cookies & Kids (Video). Center for Play Therapy at UNT. ( or 940-565-3864
  • Humphrey, J. H. .Helping Children Manage Stress: A Guide for Adults. Child Welfare League of America. Available from CWLA c/o PMDS, 9050 Junction Drive, PO Box 2019, Annapolis Junction, MD, 20701-2019, or by telephone at 800-407-6273 or email:
  • Takas, Marianne. Relatives Raising Children. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Guide To Finding Help And Hope. New York, NY: Brookdale Foundation Group. This book is included in the resource kit listed below. Order from the Brookdale Foundation Group, 126 East 56th Street, New York, NY, 10022, or by telephone at 212-308-7355.
  • The Beatitudes Center for Developing Older Adults Resources. Grandparents' Guide - Helping to Raise Your Children's Children. General guide, available from The Beatitudes Center for Developing Older Adults Resources, 555 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AR, 85021-8799, 602-274-5022 or Blue Cross/Blue Shield at 602-864-4276.
  • Resources Through Practical Parenting Partnerships: 573-761-7770 Reading: A Family Affair (video); "Promoting Reading at Home." (brochure)