Dr. Deborah Whitley, associate professor of social work, is co-editor of the new online peer-reviewed journal, GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy. The journal is dedicated to topics related to grandparents raising grandchildren. Dr. Whitley has written extensively on grandparents raising grandchildren and the many implications that arise such as psychological distress for grandparents and behavioral problems in the grandchildren. Here’s some of her work on these issues.
Kelley, Susan, J., Deborah, M. Whitley, and Peter, E. Campos. “Psychological Distress In African American Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: The Contribution Of Child Behavior Problems, Physical Health, And Family Resources.” Research In Nursing & Health 36.4 (2013): 373-385.
Kelley, Susan J., Deborah M. Whitley, and Peter E. Campos. “African American Caregiving Grandmothers: Results Of An Intervention To Improve Health Indicators And Health Promotion Behaviors.” Journal Of Family Nursing 19.1 (2013): 53.
Kelley, Susan J., Deborah M. Whitley, and Peter E. Campos. “Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Results Of An Intervention To Improve Health Outcomes.” Journal Of Nursing Scholarship 42.4 (2010): 379-386.
Kelley, Susan J., Deborah M. Whitley, and Peter E. Campos. “Behavior Problems In Children Raised By Grandmothers: The Role Of Caregiver Distress, Family Resources, And The Home Environment.” Children And Youth Services Review 33.(2011): 2138-2145.