Just Announced: Grandfamilies Forum

Need another reason to meet us in Milwaukee next June? We’re thrilled to announce the addition of the Grandfamilies Forum at Generations Remixed. This additional preconference session will take a deeper dive into issues related to grandparents raising grandchildren.

With the rise in heroin and other opioid use, grandparents and other relatives are increasingly stepping in to care for children whose parents cannot.  Recognizing this trend, Congress has been considering legislation to support evidence-based services to help grandfamilies care for children and keep them out of foster care. Services may include kinship navigators programs, counseling and other mental health supports, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and in-home services.

Join the Grandfamilies Forum to get the latest updates in public policies affecting grandfamilies and learn about relevant evidence-based and promising programs across the country that are showing strong outcomes for children and caregivers in grandfamilies.

Check out our Preconferences page to learn about the other in-depth learning opportunities and site visits that will be offered at the 19th Global Intergenerational Conference.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s