B. THRIVE Supplemental Modules

Grandfamilies: PROSPERing with 10- to 14-year-olds

Welcome to Grandfamilies: PROSPERing with 10-to 14-year-olds! This is a supplemental parent education module designed for grandparents who are full-time caregivers of children between the ages of 10 and 14 years old.

A majority of the funding for the development of this module was provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant number 1 H79 TI083261.
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Consent Form
  • Demographics
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Module Objectives
  • A Note to Remember
  • Part 1 - Cultivating the Relationship with your Grandchild
  • A New Way of Parenting?
  • Effective Parenting Techniques - Positive Parenting
  • Effective Parenting Techniques - Parenting Styles
  • Developmental Needs
  • Raising Grandchildren Who are Resilient and Who Have High Self-Esteem
  • Part 2 - Communication
  • Communication Approaches
  • Assertive Communication Techniques
  • Managing Misbehavior: Assertive Discipline
  • Effective Communication: Talking Through Difficult Topics With Your Grandchild
  • Communicating With Grandchildren Who Have Experienced Trauma
  • Communicating With Your Grandchild About Their Parent
  • Example of Effective Communication
  • Summary
  • Part 3 - Identifying Supports for You and Your Grandchild
  • Negotiating Systems of Care
  • Example of Navigating Challenges
  • Part 4 - Caring for Yourself
  • Caring for Yourself
  • Grief and Loss as a Grandparent Caregiver
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Growing From Grief and Loss
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Stress Management Strategies - Appraisal-Focused
  • Stress Management Strategies - Problem-Focused
  • Stress Management Strategies - Emotion-Focused
  • Stress Example - Alice
  • Planning for the Future
  • Wrap Up
  • Wrap Up
  • Tell Us What You Think
  • Crossword Puzzle, Optional Activity
  • Additional Resources
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever