Brooklyn Campus hosts "Saving Teens in Crisis" workshop with Brooklyn Grandparents' Coalition
Free event takes place Friday, October 8
Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
Long Island University
Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition will team with Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, Department of Social Work to present a free workshop that will focus on grandparents who are raising teenagers. “Saving Teens in Crisis” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, in the Campus’ Paramount Gym. The Campus is located in downtown Brooklyn at the corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues.
“Saving Teens in Crisis” speakers will discuss substance abuse prevention, gang awareness, dating violence, bullying and Internet safety. Keynote speakers are Dr. Kim Sumner-Mayer with the Council on Addiction in the Family and Frank Laghezza of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Members of the Osborne Association, an organization dedicated to helping children with relatives in prison, will participate in the resource fair portion of the event, along with representatives from the Department of Education; the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services; MFY Legal Services; Legal Information for Families Today; the Department of Aging’s Grandparent Resource Center and many others will participate in the resource fair portion of the event.
The Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition was established in 1994 with the mission of providing recognition and information for Brooklyn’s kinship care families. The coalition is comprised of more than 15 agencies, both public and private that provide services and support to people who are raising their grandchildren. Workshops are specifically tailored to kinship family concerns include parenting, stress management, bereavement, legal, health and financial issues.
Reservations are accepted until October 5. To RSVP or to receive more information about the Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition, contact John Watkins, Jewish Board of Family and Children Services (JBFCS) at (718) 676-4251. For media inquiries, contact Fatima Kafele at (718) 488-1014.
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