Understanding & Working Effectively with Grandparents

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What does research tell us about the profile of American grandparents today?

What tools and resources are available for professionals working with families across generations?

How do Family Resource Centers and Family Strengthening & Support Networks support grandparents who are caring for grandchildren?

Across the country, grandparents are caring for their grandchildren in increasing numbers. Family Resource Centers, which work with families in a multigenerational approach, have developed intentional programming to ensure that these grandparents are supported and strengthened.

ZERO TO THREE, a national organization whose mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life, conducted a national survey of grandparents who regularly provide care to children aged 5 and under. ZTT has also developed the Grandparent Resource Center, the Grandparents Who Care Literature Review and a partner toolkit to share grandparenting resources.

This webinar will present the research findings about grandparents, highlight work with grandparents from a collaboration with two Family Resource Centers in New Hampshire, the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center and the River Center Family & Community Resource Center, and share resources available for multigenerational families and the professionals who support them.


  • Samantha Florey, National Family Support Network
  • Rebecca Parlakian, ZERO TO THREE
  • Wendy Hill, The River Center Family & Community Resource Center (NH)
  • Carol Lunan, The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center (NH)

Webinars Wednesdays

This webinar is part of the National Family Support Network's Webinar Wednesday series. More information about the NFSN's virtual events may be found here.

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