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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Research

Grandparent Resource Site
The Grandparent Resource Site Grant provides a holistic system of services to grandparents, grandchildren and professionals with the goal of enhancing the abilities of kinship care families to foster school readiness in young children.

National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This is a collaborative initiative between Georgia State and Western Michigan universities which seeks to inform professionals, decision makers and the public on unique needs, challenges and strengths facing many custodial grandparent families.

Recent Grant Activity

Dr. Barbara Frazier, Textile and Apparel Studies, and colleagues Dr. Leslie Stoel, Ohio State University and Dr. Linda Niehm, Iowa State University, received a $20,000 grant from the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development to examine the use of social media in small rural businesses.

Dr. Adam Manley, Career and Technical Education, was awarded a $14,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Education to develop a professional development and teacher video series.

Drs. Adam Manley and Richard Zinser, Career and Technical Education, were awarded a grant from the State of Michigan's Office of Career and Technical Education to update the Performance Based Teacher Education (PBTE) competencies.

International Scholarship

Internationally, faculty over the past several years have conducted projects in Bolivia, Brazil, Ireland, Norway, the Mariana Islands, Turkey, and  the United Kingdom.