Grandparents raising grandchildren - Stressors, social support, and health outcomes
ABSTRACT The major purpose of this study was to identify predictors of grandparent caregiver health status. Additional purposes were to describe the physical and emotional health of grandparent caregivers and the perceived benefits of support group attendance. A convenience sample of 42 grandparents was recruited from support groups. Data were collected through telephone interviews. Grandparents who had higher parenting stress reported lower levels of physical, social, and mental health. Inverse correlations were present between life stress and mental health. Positive correlations were found between social support and physical health. No pattern emerged in a comparison of the health of caregiving grandparents and a normative sample. Emotional support was the primary benefit derived from support group attendance. There were modest inverse associations between the length of time the child had lived with the grandparent and six of the eight indicators of grandparent health.
Conference Paper: Modular & COTS based power system for small LEO satellite[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Satellite Power subsystem is one of the critical subsystems of satellite. The purpose of power subsystem is to generate, store and distribute the conditioned power to all subsystems. This paper focuses on modular design methodology of COTS based small Satellite Power System (SPS). SPS has five main parts Power generation Unit (PGU), Battery Unit (BTU), Power Control Unit (PCU), Power conditioning Unit (PCNU) and Power Distribution Unit (PDU). According to the mission requirements centralized, fully regulated bus architecture is developed using modular approach. The SPS is scalable starting from 200 watt to 1000 watt. It is aimed for experimental LEO mission. The duration of the mission is one year.2013 International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE); 08/2013
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ABSTRACT: Given the diverse ethnic makeup of the 3 million U.S. children who reside with kinship caregivers, it is imperative that human service professionals understand caregiving from a broad cultural perspective. In this survey research study, the caregiving experiences of 656 African American, Asian American, European American, Latino American, and Native American kinship caregivers were compared and contrasted. The caregivers share many of the same overall parenting experiences; however, there were differences in how they experience stress and strain and how this affects their sense of readiness/capacity to parent and their childrearing experiences. Likewise, kinship caregivers’ perceptions of the well-being of the children in their care are influenced by ethnicity, the number of children in their care, and their annual incomes. The findings may suggest the influence of culture on stress and strain as well as cultural variations in perceptions of child well-being. The findings provide a direction for practitioners who are engaged in work with culturally diverse kinship caregivers.Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 01/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10560-015-0387-3
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ABSTRACT: This open-access work is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 2.0 Germany, which permits use, reproduction & distribution in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author(s) and source are given credit.