Grandparents raising grandkids urged to make ‘safety plans’

By Patty Machelor | Arizona Daily Star | August 11, 2019 – Updated August 12, 2019

Talking about death is rarely easy, but for thousands of older Arizonans these conversations are even more heart-wrenching because of what it could mean for a child.

About 200,000 Arizona children live with relatives — nearly half with a grandparent or grandparents — because their parents are unable or incapable of raising them due to addiction, incarceration, abuse or neglect.


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