Starting Over: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 from 12:00-1:30 for a discussion of grandparents raising grandchildren. In the United States, more than three million children are being raised by their grandparents or other relatives. When grandparents assume this responsibility, they often take on added financial and legal responsibilities with little outside assistance. About 25% of those kinship families are in rural areas where it can be even more challenging to find needed resources and supports than it is in large cities. During this webinar, we will hear how age-friendly organizations in northern New England are supporting grand-families and helping to meet the economic, social, and health needs of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Crittenden, Ph.D., Associate Director, UMaine Center on Aging
  • Travis Bryant, Executive Director, Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc.
  • Bette Hoxie, Kinship Specialist, Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc.
  • MaryLou Beaver, Coordinator of Special Projects, Waypoint NH

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