“Shaping Lives and Offering Hope” is the theme of the 2014 Grandfamilies Conference scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North 291 Highway in Liberty, MO is the site of the free event that is open to the public. The conference will feature informative sessions, exhibits and a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch.
“Raising a grandchild, niece, or nephew can be rewarding, but also challenging,” said Tonya Holmes, AARP in Kansas City volunteer team leader. “This conference for grandparents and other caregivers raising children will provide information and resources to support their responsibilities as a caregiver in the parenting role.”
Conference topics include:
- In a Child’s Best Interest
- The Dark Side of Social Media: Cyber Crimes and Cyber Bullying
- School/Home Connections
- Trauma – How it Impacts Families
- Raising Successful Children
Space for this conference is filling up fast and registration is required no later than October 15, 2014 using one of two options: online or call 1.877.926.8300.
The conference is for adults only; no childcare will be provided.