Black Grandparents As Parents
Across America, an increasing number of people are becoming victims of "crack" & other addictive drugs. The destructive effects of addiction have rendered many parents unable to fulfill their obligations & have left grandparents with the responsibility of raising their grandchildren. Dr. Poe focuses in depth on the enormous adjustments that grandparents must make as they struggle to rescue these innocent children from repeating the self-destructive cycle of their parents. Among many other critical issues, she discusses anger, resentment, social isolation, & helplessness that these grandparents & grandchildren feel; the postponement, sometimes forever, of grandparents' cherished personal goals due to the needs of their grandchildren; & the difficulties caused by the grandparents' failing health & diminishing finances. This informative & thought-provoking book should be helpful to anyone, whether professional or participant, who is any way involved with or concerned about this social tragedy. Dr. Poe is a Licensed Marriage, Family, & Child Therapist in Berkeley, California.
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