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Young African American Grandmothers: A Missed Developmental Stage

Author: See, Letha A.-(Lee); Bowles, Dorcas; Darlington,-Mamie
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Human-Behavior-in-the-Social-Environment
Volume/Pages 1998, 1, 2-3, 281-303.
Subject Matter African American
Abstract Discusses the phenomenon of young black grandmotherhood, which stems from the fact that many young unmarried black girls give birth at an early age, & thus, are more likely to become grandmothers before they have completed their own developmental tasks. The evolving roles of African American grandmothers are addressed, noting strategies for social work intervention. The discussion is illustrated by a case example. 1 Appendix, 94 References. Adapted from the source document