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The Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren invites grandparents and kinship caregivers to attend any of the following regional workshops throughout Massachusetts. The workshops are three hours long and will include a guest speaker at each workshop who will cover topics important to relative caregivers. 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.
North Adams 9/19/17 5:00-7:30 p.m. Springfield 9/26/17 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: The Family Place Location: The Springfield Family Resource Center
61 Main Street North Adams, Ma. 18 Gaucher Street Springfield, Ma.
Guest Speaker: Julie Couture, Hospice Care Guest Speaker: The Federation for Children with
of the Berkshires Special Needs
Topic: Grief and Loss for Kinship Families Topic: How to Access Special Education Services
Melrose 10/16/17 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Fall River 10/24/17 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Melrose Wakefield Hospital Location: Fall River YMCA
585 Lebanon Street Melrose, Ma. 199 N Main Street Fall River, Ma.
Guest Speaker: District Attorney Marian Ryan Guest Speaker: TBD
Topic: The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Seniors Topic: How Trauma Impacts Learning
Jamaica Plain 11/2/17 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Plymouth 11/14/17 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Julia Martin House Location: The Plymouth Public Library
90 Bickford Street Jamaica Plain, Ma. 132 South Street Plymouth, Ma.
Guest Speaker: TBD Guest Speaker: TBD
Topic: Internet Safety/Cyberbullying Topic: The Disease of Addiction