Oklahoma ranks in the top ten states that have grandparents or other relatives raising children. There are currently over 81,000 grandparents living with their grandchildren in Oklahoma and almost 44,000 grandparents hold full responsibility for their grandchildren.
A conference for grandparents and other relatives raising children will be held on September 24, 2014 at Crossing Community Center located at 2208 W. Hefner Road in Oklahoma City. The conference is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.
Conference highlights include: onsite experts to provide information regarding legal issues, financial resources, safety on social media sites, connecting with the child’s school, and care giver self-care. There will also be numerous exhibitors with information to assist grandparents and other relatives raising children. Lunch will be provided for attendees.
Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. To register, please visit
http://www.okgrandfamily.com/ or call (405) 325-1022. Registration closes September 12, 2014.
The conference is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services. For more information, call the Senior Info-Line at 800-211-2116 or (405) 521-2281.