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Education & Support

Grandfather and Older Child

Support and Education Groups

Our support and education groups provide a safe and empathetic space to be among people who identify and understand the joys and challenges of kinship caregiving. Please RSVP in advance of the meeting to help inform planning.

Topics may include the following:

  • Reducing stress in your life
  • Being a grandparent or older relative who parents younger children
  • Managing challenges with the child's adult parent
  • Forgiveness and resentments
  • Financial support and area resources
  • Legal issues of kinship caregiving
  • Personal relationship changes
  • Raising a troubled or traumatized child
  • Parenting with love and limits


Kinship Caregiver Support and Education Webinars

Kinship Family Support Services is now offering webinars through Support Group Central! These professionally-led, educational webinars discuss a variety of topics ranging from financial resources to navigating trauma. All of these webinars are accessible from your computer, smartphone or tablet. 

Join us for an upcoming session!

View a calendar of upcoming topics, dates and times.

Our sincere thanks to The Brookdale Foundation for its generous support in making these webinars possible.


Kinship Caregiver Support and Education Group

Peace Lutheran Church, Fireside Room
4512 N. France Avenue
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
First Saturday of the Month, 10-11:30 a.m.
Limited child care available, must RSVP in advance

Robbinsdale Kinship Caregiver Support and Education Group
Multiple dates. 1st Saturday of each month.


Parenting Across Generations

Wheelock Education Center, Parent Education Room
1521 Edgerton Street
Saint Paul, MN 55130
September to June, Mondays 1-3 p.m.
Call 651.293.5347 to register or register online
Child education time available for children six months to pre-kindergarten age.

Parenting Across Generations
Multiple dates.Mondays through June, 2020


Annual Kinship Family Caregiver Conference & Resource Fair

Our fall Kinship Family Caregiver Conference and Resource Fair is free and features informational speakers, specialized education and resources on financial needs, legal options, medical care and educational support.

More than a dozen representatives from government, nonprofit and private organizations who help with legal issues, mental health concerns, food support and health services are on-hand to meet with kinship caregivers.

Past presentations have included: Advocating for Your Child in School, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Kinship Legal Options and Your Child’s Physical Development.

Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Avenue 
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Call 651.917.4640 to register or register online
Children's activities during the event will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Annual Kinship Family Caregiver Conference & Resource Fair
Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Online Learning Opportunities

Take advantage of free online learning opportunities that provide kinship caregivers with resources to better understand the kinship family experience, its challenges, and how to support the health and wellness of both caregivers and children.


Kinship Family Support Services can also provide individualized kinship caregiver education upon request. Call 651.917.4640 for more information or contact warmline@lssmn.org


Kinship Family Support Services


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