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Project Healthy Grandparents

Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Graduate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Kelley, Susan
skelley@gsu.edu

Address
1 Park Place South
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
One Park Place

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Multiple Sponsors

Overview

Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG) is a community outreach and research program sponsored by the Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions and is co-sposnored by the School of Social Work in the AYSPS. Our mission is to support families in which grandparents are raising grandchildren in parent-absent homes. Although not an inclusion criteria, the vast majority (98%) of families served are African American. GSU staff and graduate students provide services to our families in their homes.

Benefits

Access to health care and social services.
Awareness of the needs of this specialized population.
Community building with non-profits

Supplemental Materials

PHG Description 3-20-2020

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Age, Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
Black

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
09/01/1995

Number Served
3001-3500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Dr. Deborah Whitley
Dr. Susan Kelley
Stacy Abrahms

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Mentored research experience(s), Committee/council/group/advisory board/task force, Community outreach (e.g., townhall, alumni engagement, meetings to gauge community perception or campus constituents, movements), Practices & Procedures (e.g., accountability, recruitment, retention, hiring, promotion, tenure, compensation, guided pathways (leadership), financial aid, technology, land use and acknowledgement, vendor agreements, partnerships with educational, labor, government, business and community organizations), Other

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

We sponsor an annual luncheon honoring grandparents raising grandchildren.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

We use a family empowerment model.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

We sponsor an annual luncheon honoring grandparents raising grandchildren.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

None of the above

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

We hold monthly support groups for the grandparents.

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, outreach partnerships, advisory board/external review/evaluation, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, Other

Other: Completion of one year in program

Outcome Milestones

We use a pre and post test model to evaluate outcomes.

Key Performance Indicators

Survey results.

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
09/01/1995

Number Served
3001-3500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Dr. Deborah Whitley
Dr. Susan Kelley
Stacy Abrahms

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Mentored research experience(s), Committee/council/group/advisory board/task force, Community outreach (e.g., townhall, alumni engagement, meetings to gauge community perception or campus constituents, movements), Practices & Procedures (e.g., accountability, recruitment, retention, hiring, promotion, tenure, compensation, guided pathways (leadership), financial aid, technology, land use and acknowledgement, vendor agreements, partnerships with educational, labor, government, business and community organizations), Other

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

We sponsor an annual luncheon honoring grandparents raising grandchildren.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

We use a family empowerment model.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

We sponsor an annual luncheon honoring grandparents raising grandchildren.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

None of the above

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

We hold monthly support groups for the grandparents.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, outreach partnerships, advisory board/external review/evaluation, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, Other

Other: Completion of one year in program