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Divided Loyalties


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Divided Loyalties
Program Description

This program examines the growing social phenomenon of grandparents raising their grandchildren as a result of teenage pregnancy, the biological parents' substance abuse, incarceration, neglect or infection with the AIDS virus. This program also profiles some of the people and organizations that are providing help to these courageous grandparents, including Mildred Torres Soto who is the director of La Casa de Puerto Rico, a social service agency in Hartford, Connecticut, which provides legal and emotional support; and, Peggy Plante, whose support group, Grandparents as parents (GAP), provides a setting where grandparents like herself can share information and talk about their emotional struggles.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Chicago: “Divided Loyalties,” 06/23/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BC1E2ACEFE684364AA29D3BAA8F3FC27.
MLA: “Divided Loyalties.” 06/23/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BC1E2ACEFE684364AA29D3BAA8F3FC27>.
APA: Divided Loyalties. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BC1E2ACEFE684364AA29D3BAA8F3FC27
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