Grandparents, Grandchildren, and Caregiving: The Impacts of America's Substance Use Crisis.

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      Experts say that the number of children in foster care is growing, due in significant part to the opioid crisis. Child welfare systems increasingly rely on grandparents and other relatives to care for these children. Grandfamilies face physical, social, and mental health challenges when they assume full-time care of their grandchildren, but report an increased sense of purpose. Children in foster care with relatives have better behavioral and mental health outcomes than those in foster care with nonrelatives. Improved access to tailored supports and services will help grandfamilies thrive. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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