Colorado and Hawaii: GRANDcares Program (GRANDc)

Brief Site Description: 
The joint program between Colorado State University and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa will implement the GRANDcares Program (GRANDc). It is a strengths-based intervention guided by family resilience theory and is designed to provide education, support and mentorship for grandchildren and grandparents who need more attention and support than current service networks provide. It has three components: (1) A grandparent component utilizing Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC; Boise, Congleton, & Shannon, 2005), an existing, evidence-based self-care education program for family caregivers of adults that emphasizes communication and self-care. (2) A youth component focusing on positive youth and leadership development based on 4-H principles and a developmentally-appropriate modification of PTC; and (3) A service provider component involving strengths-based and resilience-focused training for professionals working with grandfamilies (e.g., from Area Agencies on Aging, Children and Family Services, mental health agencies, spiritual health partners, etc.). The program model will be implemented in four locations: two sites in CO and two sites in HI. Larimer and Adams Counties, CO; and Maui County, Maui, and Hawai'i County, Hawai'i
About multiple sites: 
This SCP joint program is between CO and HI. The model will be implemented in four locations: two sites in CO and two sites in HI. Larimer and Adams Counties, CO; and Maui County, Maui, and Hawai'i County, Hawai'i