Grand Connections Conference

Rhode Island’s 2019 Annual Conference
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
November 17, 2019

Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel
1850 Post Road
Warwick, RI
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Did you know, that there are over 13,900 Rhode Island grandparents raising grandchildren?

Do you want learn more about Grandfamilies?

Join us for a fun filled day of speakers, networking, mini-training’s, round tables, community resources and learn how to navigate your grandfamilies future.

Connect with us for learning, laughter and lunch of course!

  • Keynote Speaker & National Experts
  • Round Robin Topic Tables
  • Community Resource Tables
  • Interactive Substance Use  Awareness Activities
  • Kids Fun Day & Healthy Brown Bag Lunch (toddlers to teens)
  • An Amazon Fire7 Tablet & YMCA Family Membership Giveaways
  • Grandparents Getaway Giveaway! – Hotel, Dinner, Movie, Pamper Session!

$20 Honest Donation Appreciated

Agenda & Sessions
10:00 10:30 Registration/Networking/ Resource Tables Open 
10:45 11:00 Welcome - Grands Flourish, Inc. Magdalena Andreozzi, Founder
11:00 11:20 Keynote Speaker - Ryan Erickson, Policy Advisor - Office of the Governor of Rhode Island
11:30 12:15  Linda Hurley, CEO - CODAC - Substance Use 101 & The Brain
12:15  1:00 Erin Albanese, LICSW, Family Services of RI - The Trauma Informed Caregiver
 1:00  2:00

Working Lunch

Scavenger Hunt 'A Teenagers Room - Hidden in Plain Sight' Can You Find It?

2:00  2:15                 The Herren Project - A Vignette-Setting Boundaries




   Round Robin Discussions Tables
Boys/Girls Club of Warwick, RI Office of Child Support Services, Friends Way

Grandparent Getaway Giveaway & Wrap-up

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