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Grandfamilies 101 – A 90-Minute Workshop for Organizations Partnering with Grandfamilies

A grandfather smiles at his baby/toddler grandchild, who is looking at him as they read together. The grandmother looks at the two of them with a big smile. The family is Black.

This free 90-minute professional development experience provides a basic introduction to issues frequently facing grandfamilies and kin caregivers, with a focus on legal, educational, and financial needs. It is ideal for professionals who occasionally interact with grandfamilies and kinship families and would benefit from a greater understanding of the strengths and needs of these families. Organizations may wish to deliver the entire workshop in 90 minutes or use a modular approach to address each topic separately over the course of several meetings.

Workshop Materials

Lesson plan

Slide deck



Educational Supports and Services

Financial Support

Legal Assistance

Servicios y Apoyos Educativos (en inglés, subtitulado en español)

Ayuda Financiera (en inglés, subtitulado en español)

Asistencia Legal (en inglés, subtitulado en español)

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