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Kinship/Relatives As Parents Program Support Group(RAPP)

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Jefferson Center Union Office

12055 W 2nd Place

Lakewood, co 80228

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The Relatives as Parents Support Group is an educational support group for kinship care providers in Gilpin, Jefferson, and Clear Creek Counties held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. The group is for grandparents raising grandchildren, aunts and uncles raising nieces and nephews, family friends raising non-biological children, and other relatives serving as the primary caregiver. The group provides an opportunity to create a network of support, learn about subjects related to parenting, and to receive assistance around legal and mental health topics and getting benefits.

Childcare and light dinner provided Childcare is free to children open to Jefferson Center and $5.00 per child for children not open to Jefferson Center.(Waivers are available to cover the cost, please contact family_support_specialists@jcmh.org 303-432-5946)

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BEGINNING AUGUST 1,2017 FOR ALL CHILDREN NOT OPEN TO THE CENTER THERE WILL BE A $5.00 Fee to attend, This can be paid in advanced to the West Colfax office or cash payments can be accepted day of event. Waivers are available please contact Family Support 303-432-5946 if you would like this assistance

Monthly Topic's

September 20th- Beyond Love and Logic

Jefferson Center Clinician Amy Craft will talk about establishing a discipline style and routine, along with where and when to seek outside help when behaviors seem too hard to handle.

October 18th- Understanding the Family Role in Addiction

We will discuss codependency and setting healthy boundaries while navigating the relationship between family and child safety concerns.

November 15th- Government Funding and Support Options for Kinship Caregivers and Family

Colorado Department of Human Services Two Generations Manager Keri Batchelder will provide advice and guidance about advocacy, negotiating systems and connecting to community resources.

December 20th- Creating Family Wellness Through the Holidays

Jefferson Center Family Support Specialist Stacy Lynna will help you

learn about making family



family_support_specialsits@jcmh.org or 303-432-5946

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Jefferson Center Union Office

12055 W 2nd Place

Lakewood, co 80228

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