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Relatives As Parents--Northland Grandfamilies (Session 8 of 24)
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Platte Woods United Methodist Church
7310 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City MO map...
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.
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?".
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