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Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Relatives As Parents--Northland Grandfamilies (Session 8 of 23)

When:  Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  
Platte Woods United Methodist Church
7310 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

The Northland Grandfamilies program serves grandparents in Clay and Platte Counties who are raising their grandchildren. The program also serves aunts/uncles and other relatives who are raising children under the age of 18. The program seeks to raise awareness of the issues facing grandparents/aunts/uncles who are filling the parenting role. Advocacy, education and referral services are important aspects of the program. Support group meetings are scheduled twice a month, with guest speakers on topics of interest. The program is made possible by a partnership of the Clay County Extension Council, the Platte County Senior Fund and Clay County Senior Services.

Session topic:

Evening support group meeting this month will feature guest speaker, Emily Roper-Parsons, Older Adult Outreach Coordinator at Tri-County Mental Health. Topic: "Automatic Negative Thoughts-Why Can't I Get Them Out of My Head?".

Registration:

Any grandparent who is raising grandchildren age 18 or younger is welcome to participate in Northland Grandfamilies. The program is also open to aunts/uncles and other adult relatives who are raising children. The program is free of charge. If attending a Northland Grandfamilies support group meeting for the first time, please call in advance for more information: 816-407-3490

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Diana Milne, MilneD@missouri.edu
Clay County MU Extension Center
phone: 816/407-3490