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LIU Brooklyn Presents Forum for Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren

Free event is Friday, Oct. 26, at University’s campus in downtown Brooklyn


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1419

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Raising a difficult child can be very stressful, particularly if the caregivers are much older than the child. With that in mind, LIU Brooklyn has teamed with the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services' (JBFCS ) Brooklyn Grandparents' Coalition to present a free forum for relative caregivers and the children or teens they are raising.

"Successful Strategies for Raising Your Difficult Child/Teen" will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in LIU Brooklyn's Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gymnasium in Metcalfe Hall, located in downtown Brooklyn at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues. The event is free and members of the Kincare community are encouraged to attend.

Psychologist Susan Paula, Ph.D., will offer advice that can empower the grandparents and improve caregiver relationships. In addition, workshops will be specifically tailored to kinship family concerns.

"While raising children brings much joy and love, it can feel like the hardest job in the world," said Jessica Rosenberg, associate professor of social work at LIU Brooklyn, one of the organizers of the event. "All parents and grandparents know that caregiving doesn't always follow a smooth path. This forum is especially designed to provide help, support and tools in successfully navigating rough patches when children and teens are difficult."

Those interested in attending should contact John Watkins by Oct. 17 at (718) 676-4251 or For more information about the Brooklyn Grandparents' Coalition, call professor Jessica Rosenberg at (718) 246-6443 or email Lunch and Metrocards will be provided.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 10/09/2012

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