Fordham GSS Professor Carole Cox, Ph.D., was named the Kinship Champion recipient at Thursday’s CURA awards, hosted by the New York State Kincare Coalition.
Since 2015, the CURA awards event has been held to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of those involved with kinship care. Cox received the Kinship Champion award for her efforts and advocacy on behalf of the kinship community.
About Carole Cox:
Carole Cox is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the author of more than 50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving. Her areas of expertise are gerontology and social policy. She is particularly interested in service utilization and the ways in which ethnicity and culture may impact service use. She has done extensive research on caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, their needs, and use of services with a particular focus on ethnicity. Her interest and research on caregiving has expanded to include grandparents raising their grandchildren and she has many articles as well as two books that deal with this growing population, Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing, 2000) and To Grandmothers House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing, 2000). Her other books include Home Care: In International Perspective (Greenwood, co-author Abraham Monk), The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (Auburn House), Ethnicity and Social Work Practice (Oxford University Press, co-author, Paul Ephross) and Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services, Springer Publishing, 2005. She teaches in the areas of social policy and gerontology.