Readjusting to Parenthood: Peer Support Groups for Grandparents Assuming Care for Orphaned Children (Upendo Village, Kenya)

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When parents pass away, grandparents often assume the role of caregivers. Being thrust back into parenthood during a time of immense grief, and with a two-generation gap to bridge, introduces a range of challenges grandparents must overcome. 

This video look at the learning of practitioners from Upendo Village in Kenya in supporting grandparents caring for grandchildren after their own children have passed away from HIV/AIDs.

Sister Florence and Bridget share some of the most common challenges these grandparents face and why peer support is so crucial to enabling grandparents to navigate re-entry into parenting.

This video is part of a series of practitioner learning videos from Kenya.

View other practitioner learning videos in the series here:…