sad grandmother on couch with 2 granddaughters

This semester, Penn State DuBois students in the Human Development and Family Studies program teamed up with local nonprofit, Square One, to address the rising concern of the opioid epidemic in the region and how it is changing the shape of families. Specifically, students researched a rising trend in which grandparents are stepping in to raise the children of addicted parents.

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