Onsite Course
Sep 13, 2018
Friendship Centers
1900 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Rubin Center for Healthy Aging - Dwyer Room
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Price$25
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Grandparents raising grandchildren, or nonparental caregivers, are responsible for their grandchildren’s needs. About 2.6 million grandparents in the United States are primary caregivers for their grandchildren (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2018) and in over 800,000 of these grandfamilies neither of the child’s parents resides in the home (Generations United, 2016).  Many factors contribute to the experiences of grandparents and grandchildren in this caregiving situation, including services available in the community, psychological factors, and educational needs.

Course objectives:

  1. Review current data to understand the causes and experiences of grandparents raising grandchildren in the United States.
  2. Become knowledgeable about the positive and negative outcomes for grandparents that raise their grandchildren and experiences.
  3. Explore the impact of being raised by a grandparent on a grandchild’s well-being.
  4. Critique the factors that contribute to the experiences of grandparents and grandchildren in these caregiving situations.

Offered for 1 CE
*Approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling and Master Social Work. General public is welcome.
Provider Number 50-19078, Course Number 20-659220

Date:
Thursday, September 13

Time:
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Course location:
Friendship Centers
1900 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236

Building:
Rubin Center for Healthy Aging – Dwyer Room

Price: $25