Free Conference For Grandparents And Other Relatives Raising Grandchildren

Friday, May 2, 2014

First Things First has partnered with the City of Chattanooga and the Relative Caregiver Program to present a free conference called “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” on Tuesday, May 20 at the Brainerd Crossroads from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

This event offers relative caregivers information and access to resources necessary for raising children in today’s fast-paced world. Topics covered include:  Technology:  What you Need to Know;  Stepping Up to the Plate:  Now What?;  Keeping Your Cool in the Midst of Chaos; and much more.

The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Lenora Poe, a nationally known author and researcher on the topic of grandparents and other relatives rearing children other than their own. 

This event is free and lunch is provided.  There will also be door prizes with tickets to various local family attractions.  You MUST pre-register for the conference by calling First Things First at 423.267.5383 or visit www.firstthings.org.


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