Has anyone used ABCD to work with grandparents? Please share any stories or resources
ABCD and Grandparents
Thanks for asking Amber. I am not sure what you are asking about when you refer to whether anyone has used ABCD to work with grandparents. My fellow Faculty member John Migliaccio and I have focused most of our ABCD work on older adults. So it is safe to assume that we have worked with a lot of grandparents. As it happens I am about to launch a national effort focused on food as a vehicle for building intergenerational communities, which, again, I assume means some of those we work with will be grandparents (see the attached file). Probably the best national organization working specifically with grandparents, within an intergenerational context, is Generations United, a DC-based organization which brings together both organizations focused on and advocating with and for children (Children's Defense Fund, Child Welfare League, among many others) and organizations focused on and advocating with and for older adults (National Council on Aging, American Society on Aging, among many others). Generations United just released their Annual Grandfamilies Report https://www.gu.org/explore-our-topics/grandfamilies/state-of-grandfamilies-in-america-annual-reports/. Let me know if this answers your questions, or you needed something more specific.
I would like to learn more by working with grandparents as a great grandparent.
I am sorry to lose this thread, please forgive me. One of the best places to see, or find, information about grandparenting is at grandfamilies.org. Or to go to Generations United, gu.org. Good luck!
Consultants for Community Resources is working with the Center for Healthy Aging and Generations United on a project which seeks to help intergenerational groups of Native people develop indigenous food gardens in Reno Nevada. Watch this spot for more information.
This week we began working with Crop Corps, a Florida organization, focused on creating intergenerational healthy eating opportunities using local agriculture focused on Southern food to bring together older adults and kids. Has anyone out there done work with Southern agriculture?