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Survey from The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
By DebraMcDonagh / April 1, 2019

If you are a grandparent or relative raising a child under 18 in Massachusetts with no birth parent present, The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren wants to hear from you!

 The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is conducting a survey to learn more about the roles and needs of grandparents and other relatives who are raising children under the age of 18 in Massachusetts with no birth parent present. This survey will help the Commission improve services and promote more resources for grandparents, relative caregivers and the children in their care. It should take less than 15 minutes of your time.

Please complete the survey online using your personal computer, smart phone or tablet by clicking the link below:

 The survey is being conducted on behalf of the Commission by the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The information you provide will be kept private and confidential. Your responses will be grouped with those of other survey participants and the Commission will not see your individual responses.

If you have any questions about the survey, please call the Office of Survey Research at UMass Medical School at this toll-free number: 1-888-368-7157 or email

 Si usted es un abuelo o un familiar que está criando a un niño menor de 18 años en Massachusetts sin ningún padre biológico presente, queremos saber acerca de usted.

 La “Comisión sobre la Situación de los Abuelos que Crían a Nietos” está realizando una encuesta para saber más acerca de los roles y las necesidades de los abuelos y otros familiares que están criando a niños menores de 18 años en Massachusetts sin ningún padre biológico presente. Esta encuesta ayudará a la Comisión a mejorar los servicios y a promover más recursos para los abuelos, los familiares cuidadores y los niños bajo su cuidado. Contestarla debería llevarle menos de 15 minutos.

Complete la encuesta en línea utilizando su computadora personal, teléfono inteligente o tableta haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace:

La encuesta la está realizando la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Massachusetts en nombre de la Comisión. La información que usted nos brinde se mantendrá privada y confidencial. Sus respuestas se agruparán con las de otros participantes de la encuesta y la Comisión no verá sus respuestas individuales.  

 Si tiene preguntas acerca de la encuesta, llame a la “Oficina de Investigación por Encuesta” (Office of Survey Research) de la Facultad de Medicina de UMass a este número sin cargo: 1-888-368-7157 o escriba por correo electrónico a:

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