Grandparents as Parents program at SCV Senior Center
May 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Santa Clarita Senior Center is excited to bring a new program to the Santa Clarita Valley that will support grandparents as parents as they navigate the care of their grandchildren. The Senior Center just received funding from Los Angeles County for Grandparents as Parents and Kinship Care. Grandparent-headed households have increased more than 60% since the beginning of this decade (Children’s Defense Fund, 1997), and predictions are that this family type will continue to increase dramatically. Substance abuse, incarceration, mental and physical illness, teenage pregnancy and welfare reform have significantly impacted the numbers of grandparents who find themselves in the role of parent once again. While the idea of children living with grandparents is not new, the frequency of grandparent care has increased and the reasons for this phenomenon have changed. The Services that will be offered are support groups, advocacy, education, parenting classes and more.