Center for Healthy Communities sponsors "Untangling the Kinship Care Maze"

Wright State's Center for Healthy Communities, the Area Agency on Aging, the Girl Scouts of Buckeye Trails Council, and the Grandparents/Grandchildren Initiative are co-sponsoring a conference for providing information useful to kinship caregivers. "Untangling the Kinship Care Maze: Refining the Systems Response," will be Thursday, May 2, 2002 at the Girl Scouts of Buckeye Trails Council, 450 Shoup Mill Road in Dayton. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Pre-paid registration is required. The conference fee is $25.00 including lunch. For more information call (937) 775-1114.

Grandparents and other kinship caregivers are raising more than 4 million children across the nation. In Ohio the number is estimated to be more than 167,000, according to a task force report given to the Ohio General Assembly.

Conference participants will have an opportunity to: learn more about developing understanding regarding kinship care families; providing useful information for kinship caregivers; providing available information about community agencies and programs for assisting kinship caregivers; and will offer opportunities for sharing and connecting.

Legacy, the 2001 Academy Award Nominee for best documentary--a film about one family's journey out of poverty--will be featured during the conference. Two of the family members, Dorothy Johnson and Nickole Collins will be discussing, "How Agencies Impact Families."

Other sessions will include: A Caregiver's Story; Embracing Our Global Village; (Grand) Parenting Teens: Not a Christmas Story; Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: Abandonment Issues; Empowering Caregivers; Dealing with the Born-Addicted Child; and Untangling the Maze with Beverly Williams Odon, Ph.D.

This conference has been approved for 6.0 Ohio Counseling and Social Work CEUs.

Last edited on 04/28/2015.