Understanding and Supporting Grandparents as Primary Caregivers

Health Federation of Philadelphia

Instructor - Laura Hinds MSW, LCSW
1/14/16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Whether it be by loss, addiction, mental health challenges or another type of separation, grandparents often find themselves as primary caregivers. These realities often shape their connection to the grandchildren and impact the ways they support healthy development. This workshop will explore the ways in which we can better connect to this diverse and committed group of individuals and help them to support the needs of their grandchildren.

 By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the many ways that grandparents are called to step in and raise grandchildren
  • Assess how this may impact communication, power dynamics, child identity and attachment

Identify three ways to engage with this group of caregivers

Act 48 & PQAS credits

You will need to create a login to register for these courses through www.pakeys.org Questions? Call or Email Monica Sullivan 215-977-8990     msullivan@healthfederation.org

Course Fee - $14

PaKeys STARS Training provided by the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Multiplying Connections Initiative through a grant from Philadelphia Health Management Corporation's  (PHMC) Southeast Regional Key (SERK) Program


1211 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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