This year's 2019 Greater Kansas City Grandfamilies Conference features a keynote address by Dr. Tashel Bordere, who will share how to address trauma and grief within the family. She is a nationally recognized expert on helping families, particularly children, deal with grief and loss.  

Raising a grandchild/niece/nephew can be rewarding, but also challenging. The conference will provide speakers and agencies from throughout the Kansas City area that will share resource information to assist you in your role as caregiver. 

In addition to the exhibitors representing agencies and local businesses who support kinship families, there will be breakout sessions that include: 

  • Social Media and the Kid You Care About 
  • Money Smart for Older Adults 
  • Compassion without Fatigue 
  • Defensive vs. Non-defensive Communication  


Please join us: Oct. 4, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church 1600 MO-291 Liberty, MO 64068

Check in/meet the exhibitors 8:30am -9:45am Breakout Sessions start at 10am Keynote Lunch 1pm

Contact Joedi Forquer for questions and/or accommodations 816-407-3490  

The event is free and open to the public. A free lunch is provided with registration .

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