Help Us Tell Our Stories - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Help Us Tell Our Stories - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

About This Campaign

Grandparents raising grandchildren (GRGs) didn’t plan to be full time caregivers at this stage in their lives. They decided to make a film of their stories. “Help us tell our stories” What are your plans after your children have grown, left home, and had children of their own? Do you ever imagine yourself – raising your grandchildren – full time? Growing numbers of grandparents are raising their own grandchildren. Why? Sometimes a parent has died, sometimes it is because of mental illness, the stories are varied, but the reality is that these grandchildren have often faced trauma, and neglect. They are kids who desperately need loving care. These grandparents raising grandchildren (GRGs) didn’t plan to be full time caregivers at this stage in their lives. Unlike foster parents, GRGs receive little, to no, financial support. They try and navigate our labyrinth of complicated bureaucracies – legal, financial, and governmental. They feel isolated. Their friends aren’t raising grandchildren. Seniors organizations tend not program for elders who are raising children full time. Seniors housing is adult only. Over the years, Parent Support Services Society of BC (est 1974) began to hear more and more from this growing population of grandparents who raise their grandchildren. These grandparents decided to make a movie about their stories. Help Parent Support Services of BC tell these unique and powerful stories of resilience.
Parent Support Services Society of BC

Campaign to Support Parent Support Services Society of BC

We offer programs and resources for families across BC. Programs and services include: Parent Support Circles, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Support Circles, Parenting Information, Referral & Education, Community Outreach & Workshops, GRG Support & Advocacy, Group Facilitation Skills Training. PSS Supports the principles of social justice, inclusion & collaboration. Our support circles are self-help groups - small groups of parents or grandparents (who are the sole caregivers for their grandchild) who get together regularly to talk about the stresses in their lives and learn about child development and effective parenting. We help parents become the parents they want to be.

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