Grandparent Family Connections

Grandparent Family Connections (GFC) was initiated with a grant award from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau to serve grandparent headed households (2003-2008).  Since that time, a focus on serving grandparent headed households has continued.  

This includes

  • providing services to individual families,
  • conducting grandparent groups,
  • providing education and advocacy related to issues of grandparent headed households, and
  • promoting the development of policy and services in Maryland on behalf of these families.

Presentation:  Strengthening Family Connections:  Enhancing Our Grandchildren's Future (pdf)


For project information, contact:

Frederick H. Strieder, PhD, LCSW-C
Program Director, Principal Investigator for Family Connections
Director, Family Connections, Grandparent Family Connections, and Trauma Adapted Family Connections
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work
410-706-5479 / fstrieder@ssw.umaryland.edu