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Workshop for Grandparents raising Grandchildren
By DebraMcDonagh / April 1, 2019


The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will be convening workshops this spring throughout Massachusetts. Each workshop is approximately three hours long. A guest speaker will present at each workshop a topic important to relative caregivers. Each presentations will be followed by an information panel, which includes representatives from agencies who work with grandparents raising grandchildren such as DTA, DCF, Masshealth, WIC, Elder Services, and more. Local community support providers will also be present. 

In MetroWest:

Date: 4/25/19 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Speaker: Marian Ryan, Middlesex District Attorney

Topic: The Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Seniors

Location: The Framingham Public Library -McAuliffe Branch 
746 Water Street Framingham, MA

To register please contact the Commission: Colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us 

Additional Workshops

The commission is holding several other workshops in Massachusetts. Topics include:  Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss, Nurturing Grand-family Relationships, The Disease of Addiction and Setting Boundaries, and the Impact of Trauma on Children. 

For more information about these workshops please click here



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