School Resources Can Help Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Oct 24, 2017

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, if you talk to grandparents raising grandchildren, most will say it’s not an easy task. In addition to dealing with their own physical and mental health, they also have to manage the physical and mental health of their grandchildren – which often means dealing with anxiety, aggression and anger.

In the fourth installment of our series on grandfamilies, Kara Lofton reports that for some families, partnering with schools can make a big difference.

We also hear an update on the Parkersburg industrial fire. Governor Jim Justice declared a state of emergency in Wood County Monday afternoon, in response a fire that has burned at the former Ames tool plant since early Saturday morning. Dave Mistich brings us the latest.