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"Second Generation" Parenting: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:00pm EST
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Retirement, downsizing, grandchildren and traveling—these words among many others are on the minds of Americans when they reach their 50s and 60s. What many of them have never considered this late into their lives is becoming the primary caregiver for their grandchildren. However, according to the most recent U.S. Census data, 4.9 million children under age 18 live in grandparent-headed households. Approximately 20 percent of these children are living in a grandparent-headed household where neither biological parent is present or responsible for their basic needs.
GCYF will host a webcast to discuss reasons why grandparents become primary caregivers for their grandchildren, the joys and challenges associated with raising grandchildren and support services currently in place to assist "grandfamilies” emotionally, financially and legally.
Featured Speakers:
  • Stephanie McGencey, Executive Director, GCYF (moderator)
  • Donna Butts, Executive Director, Generations United
  • Michael Twyman, PhD, Director of Grants Programs-Indiana, The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • Lindsay Hoffman, Program Manager, DC Grandparent Caregivers Program, Child and Family Services Agency (Invited)
  • Bethlehem Dammlash, Program Associate for Youth, GCYF
To attend this event in person in Washington, DC, please register here. (Space is limited.)
To watch the video webcast, please register here
This event is free of charge.
Questions? Contact Bethlehem Dammlash
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