Working with Families Series - Johnson Family: Love Across the Generations: Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren
60 min. Grandmother, great-grandmother and three children. The children are two, three and four, born to a drug-abusing mother who no longer lives at home. All three children have developmental delays; one had seizures. Their EI home visitor and a family neighbor/friend also join in the conversation. Focuses on family strengths, differences in child-rearing philosophy across generations, impact of drugs on family life and continuity, importance of extended family, friends, social services and spiritual values. The family is limited income, African American. Conversations with individual families explore the issues of raising a young child or children with special needs. Families are from diverse cultural, linguistic and economic backgrounds with children representing a wide range of disabilities. They are shown talking with experienced family therapists who demonstrate how to listen to a family’s story and focus on family concerns, priorities and re-sources. Discussion guides included. VHS #830.
$ 20.00 (3-week rental)