FREE workshop series focusing on Caring for the Kinship Caregiver.

| September 18, 2015

Area Agency on Aging – Northern Arizona Council of Governments, in partnership with CPLC Parenting Arizona, presents a FREE workshop series focusing on Caring for the Kinship Caregiver.

Kinship Care is the raising of children by grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends.  In the United States, 2.7 million children are cared for by kinship caregivers.  According to a 2003 U.S. Census Bureau report, 2.4 million grandparents had primary responsibility for their co-resident grandchildren younger than 18.  Among kinship caregivers, 39 percent of grandparents had cared for their grandchildren for 5 or more years.  Attend the workshop for fun, information and support!

Workshop classes meet ONCE a week for 5 weeks.  The classes are professionally facilitated and will include free materials, activities and snacks for participants.

THIS PROGRAM EMPHASIZES:

  • Self-Care including Stress Management & Avoiding Burnout
  • Family Activities & Conflict Resolution
  • Resources and Information within the Community
  • Employment and Resume Building
  • Presentations From Local Community Organizations

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Family or Kinship Care Provider/Caregiver
  • Helpful Neighbors and Friends
  • Volunteers

 

LOCATION: Family Resource Center – Christensen Complex, 4000 N. Cummings St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

TIME: 9am-11am, each Thursday

DATES: September 17th, 24th & October 1st, 8th & 15th

 

PRESENTATIONS:

10/01/15: Arizona Children’s Association

10/08/15: Arizona Department of Corrections

10/15/15: Arizona Department of Child Safety

Free Respite Care may be available while you attend class.

 

For more information, please call Lita Nelson at 928-213-5255 or email Lnelson@nacog.org

Call Toll Free: 1-877-521-3500

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: General, Programs, Resources

Comments are closed.