The number of grandparent and relative caregivers raising children is increasing each year, and our understanding of how to support these caregivers continues to evolve. Legal services programs can play an important role in connecting non-parent caregivers to support. This Legal Basics training will provide law and aging network professionals with an overview of legal issues surrounding non-parent caregivers, including tools and initiatives to support families. Participants will hear from expert speakers about the role of a kinship navigator program and gain insight into forming a state-wide kincare taskforce.
• Gerard Wallace, Esq., Program Director, New York State Kinship Navigator
• Marvin Okafor, Esq., Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center
• Fay Gordon, Project Manager, National Center on Law and Elder Rights