Cape May Court House, NJ – Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will hold an in-person meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. The building is handicap accessible.
The Kinship Care Clearing House (KinKonnect) will present the program Relatives Raising Relatives focusing on caregivers. Chris Zellers, MMP, Family and Community Health Sciences Educator/Assistant Professor for Cape May County oversees the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program that meets 10 months each year providing information and support to Cape May County grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Zellers said, “There are many benefits of being a caregiver to a relative’s children, but there are also many lifestyle changes and challenges to those raising these children.” This program will explore lifestyle changes, emotional issues as well as discuss ways to help our children cope with some of the common behavioral problems such as trauma, telling the truth about birth parents, loyalty issues and more. Zellers added, “This workshop will help identify ways caregivers can increase their ability to cope and advocate for the children in their care.” To learn more about KinKonnect, visit www.kinkonnect.org.
New families are always welcome to attend the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Childcare will be provided for the grandchildren and a light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the program following at 6 p.m. There is no charge for this program, however, advanced registration is required by September 15, 2022. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 465-5115, ext. 3609 for more information or to register for the program.
To learn more about Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences of Cape May County and the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program, please follow us on Facebook at FCHSCapeMayCounty or visit our website capemay.njaes.rutgers.edu.
Support for this program is provided by the Cape May County Board of County Commissioners, the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.