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Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren -live stream public meeting
August 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Taken from the Administration for Community Living website:
First Public Meeting – Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Join us for the first public meeting of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Advisory Council!
August 28: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
August 29: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn—Washington Capitol
550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024.
Registration is required to attend in person, and space is limited to the first 50 RSVPs.
If you can’t join in person, you can watch online.
Meeting agenda: Coming soon
Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The number of grandparents and other older relatives who are caring for children is significant and growing, in part due to the opioid crisis. Although caregivers’ lives are enhanced by the experience, providing full-time care to children can decrease caregivers’ abilities to address their own health and well-being needs.
Recognizing that these caregivers would benefit from improved coordination of resources intended to support them, as well as better dissemination of information about those resources, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act established an Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
The Advisory Council will identify, promote, coordinate, and disseminate to the public information, resources, and the best practices available to help grandparents and other older relatives both meet the needs of the children in their care; and maintain their own physical and mental health and emotional well-being.