Grandparents as Parents

Note: The Grandparents as Parents program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

Grandparents as Parents has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Kinship Caregiver Support Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Relative caregivers who have taken on the role of parent to their child relative

Brief Description

Grandparents as Parents offers advocacy services, support groups, and crisis intervention for relative caregivers who have taken on the role of parent to their child relative rather than place them in the child welfare system.

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Grandparents as Parents.


No reference materials are currently available for Grandparents as Parents.

Contact Information

Name: Melinda Thompson
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2017