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“This is why grandfamilies are so important. Research shows that grandparents and other relatives have a special protective role with these children that helps mitigate trauma. When they can’t stay with their parents, children raised by a caring relative have fewer behavioral problems, better mental health, and more successful long-term outcomes.
They know they belong.
But these grandparents can’t do it alone. They need and deserve support to help the children reach their greatest potential.”
Read Jaia Peterson Lent’s full article here at nextavenue.org.