BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Healthful Grandfamilies of Harrison County held its free discussion group about stress for grandparents on Monday at Simpson Creek Baptist Church.
Each individual dialogue team is catered to grandparents who are boosting one particular or far more grandchildren and the periods are made to be as a collection of ten dialogue teams with follow-up services.
These team periods provide valuable data from real specialists, no cost childcare even though they are attending the session, absolutely free food stuff and drinks for all who show up at the periods, and many means they may possibly have to have.
This program allows grandparents know they are not by yourself and there are quite a few solutions accessible if they have to have aid.
“One of the huge factors I inquire them is, ‘What is your greatest require?’, ‘How can I assist you today?’, and that seriously does give them pause, it could be maybe legal help, probably it’s just an ear to hear to where they are at, perhaps it’s navigating the school process due to the fact this is hard,” Julie Salmon, Social Worker with Healthy Grandfamilies of Harrison County.
Upon completion of the 10 discussion teams, members will acquire a gift card and follow-up providers for loved ones assist.
Salmon says “I assume if you know of a grandparent that is raising a grandchild they are not seen, admit them, celebrate them, thank them for what they are doing, due to the fact these are not minimal employment and they do them anyhow without the need of the many thanks, but I assume building them noticeable is substantial and we wanna celebrate that.”
Healthy Grandfamilies is in all 55 counties in West Virginia, every single county has it’s have social employee and to obtain your social worker for your county click on listed here.
For a lot more information about Healthier Grandfamilies of Harrison County or to inquire about long run team discussions, connect with Julie Salmon at: 304-326-7785 or at: [email protected]