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Strengthening Grandfamilies Videos

Mindful Videos

This video series on Mindful Self Care offers practical ideas and tools for skillfully working with stress. The strategies described in these videos draw on the wisdom of mindfulness which is a way of paying attention in the present moment and bringing greater awareness and acceptance into our lives. Join Sue Schneider, Ph.D., from Colorado State University Extension, in exploring how to better manage stress, mindfully work with difficulties, and make your self-care a priority.

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This video series features interviews with conference speakers of the 2012 Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging. The conference theme was Strengthening Practices and Systems to Support Grandfamilies. These videos provide highlights from the educational sessions.

Bert Hayslip Ph.D. is a Regents Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. He received his doctorate from University of Akron and taught at University of Akron before joining University of North Texas. Dr. Hayslip has conducted research and worked with grandfamilies for over 20 years, having published numerous journal articles and books on the topic.

Dr. Hayslip Interviews:

Christine A. Fruhauf, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director, Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Coordinator of the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor at Colorado State University. Dr. Fruhauf earned her doctorate in Human Development from Virginia Tech. Her research interests include grandparent-grandchild connections, family caregiving issues, and pedagogical issues pertaining to gerontological education.

Dr. Fruhauf Interviews:

Tammy L. Henderson, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oklahoma State University where she conducts research in the area of family policy, law, and diversity. She completed her doctoral studies in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. As a family policy and law scholar, Henderson has published over 32 articles and book chapters focused on grandparent rights and responsibilities, foster care, mentoring, and diversity and policies.

Dr. Henderson Interviews:

Final thoughts from all three speakers: