According to a 2010 U.S. Census, 6.2 percent of all children in New Jersey lived in grandparent headed households and the number of children being raised by their grandparents continues to rise. Whatever the reason and situation, grandparents raising their grandchildren face major changes in their lives and shoulder enormous responsibilities…To help them, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Center in Court House started a support group called Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in 1999. The program helps grandparents with education, emotional support and much more. Marilou Rochford, associate professor, Rutgers University and Family and Community Health Sciences Educator for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, is the director of the program.
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