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.

We invite authors to submit manuscripts that present novel approaches to practice with grandparent-headed families, analysis of primary or secondary data on emerging issues involving grandparents and/or custodial grandchildren, and the effects of public policy on the well-being of grandfamilies. 

Latest Issue:

Volume 7, Issue 2 is now available!

Inside the Issue:

  • Celebrating GrandFamilies 10th Anniversary!
  • A Global Perspective on Intersecting Social and Systematic Barriers Experienced by Grandparent-Caregivers: A Qualitative Systematic Review 
  • Grand Connections: A Workshop Series to Support Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Under 5
  • It Takes a Village to Raise a Grandchild: Developing Communities of Support for Grandfamilies on PEI, Canada
  • Book Review: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coping with Addiction

Promoting best practices

  • How:

    The National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a collaborative initiative between Georgia State and Western Michigan universities.

    Informed by responses from both researchers and practitioners, the national research center seeks to inform professionals, decision makers and the public on unique needs, challenges and strengths facing many custodial grandparent families. The national research center will promote best practices in the kinship care field by linking researchers and field-based professionals, with the ultimate goal of enhancing services for custodial grandparent families.