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Annual conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren coming to Marlborough on June 6
By Douglas Flynn / May 18, 2018

The Seventh Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is be held on June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel (181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA).

The conference is free and lunch is included, along with light pastries and refreshments in the morning.

This conference will provide you the opportunity to meet, collaborate, share, and learn from grandparents and other relative caregivers as well as social workers, community service providers, state leaders, and more from across the state. This year's Keynote Speaker is Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn about community resources and services for grandparents raising grandchildren. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend workshops on a variety of issues such as the impact of trauma on children and families, understanding the impact of the opioid crisis on seniors/grandparents, accessing educational resources for trauma survivors, and grief and loss in children.

There will also be over a dozen service providers in the Resource Table Hall for participants to visit to learn even more about the many local and statewide resources for kinship families.

Please register by email at colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us by June 1, 2018. Include your name, email address, and if you are a grandparent/relative caregiver.  Visit www.massgrg.com for more information.



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