Grandparents and Relatives as Surrogate Parents-GRASP (Rutland, VT)
Grandparents and Relatives as Surrogate Parents (G.R.A.S.P.) proposes to link members of this emerging population to existing services within our organizations and across the community, to address their many health and social needs. The target population is adults (grandparents and others) throughout our region, who find themselves in the role of raising their grandchildren. The goals of G.R.A.S.P. are to: 1. provide grandparents raising their grandchildren in the Rutland region an open forum for support and learning; 2. respond to the consumer health information needs of grandparents raising their grandchildren; and, 3. provide participants with the opportunity to learn basic research skills, or to improve their skill foundation. Rutland Regional Medical Center serves the surrounding rural area of Southwestern Vermont.