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June 2024Vol. 25, No. 5Grandfamilies 101 Workshop

A new workshop and toolkit from the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network provides an overview of the issues and challenges grandfamilies and kinship families often encounter, with an emphasis on their legal, educational, and financial needs. It was developed for use by organizations and professionals who work with grandparent and kinship caregivers and would benefit from learning more about the unique strengths and needs of these families. 

The free 90-minute workshop lesson plan, which can be completed in one session or divided into shorter modules, includes an introductory data snapshot of kinship and grandfamilies; learning goals; agenda and planning materials; and a variety of topical activities, handouts, and more. Supplemental presentation slides and web and video resources are also available.

Access the workshop Grandfamilies 101: What Professionals Partnering With Grandfamilies Need to Know on the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network website.