LIL

The funding for this program is provided by

the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Information Center
of Louisiana


 


 Louisiana Intergenerational Literacy (LIL)
  

Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s Foundation for Excellence is partnering with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana to provide literacy skills to grandparents and the children in their care.

Grandfamilies are the initial participants in this developing project housed at Urban Villa.

Questions & Answers

photoPresident Pro Tempore, Senator Sharon Weston Broome


What is the Grandparents House? Windows | iPod

How did the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren organization get started and what possibilities are there to continue supporting grandparent programs in the future? Windows | iPod

What are your goals as an advocate for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren? Windows | iPod


photo Grandparents Raising Grandchildren,
Pat Robinson


What are some of the training programs offered through GPRGC? Windows | iPod

Have you received additional grants for literacy programs? Windows | iPod

How have the grandparents responded to the classes provided at the Grandparents House?
Windows
| iPod


How can you get additional information about GPRG program? Windows | iPod


photoCo-Founder of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Organization, Dot Thibodeaux


What is the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Organization? Windows | iPod

Why was the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren organization started? Windows | iPod

What are some of the programs available through the GRG organization? Windows | iPod

What are the 3 most important challenges that grandparents face when raising grandchildren? Windows | iPod

What are the plans for expansion of GRG statewide?
Windows | iPod

How could a grandparent start a GRG organization?
Windows | iPod

What would a grandparent learn by attending the GRG conference? Windows | iPod


photo
Urban Restoration, Ronnie Edwards

What is the Urban Restoration Corporation?
Windows | iPod

What are the nine programs that are available through the Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation? Windows | iPod

What is the Grandparent's House? Windows | iPod

What are the eligibility requirements to reside at the Grandparent's House? Windows | iPod

What should a person do if they are interested in residing at the Grandparent's House? Windows | iPod

What is the Grandparent Information Center?
Windows | iPod

How would someone contact the Grandparent's Information Center? Windows | iPod

Are there web links that are available to grandparents raising grandchildren? Windows | iPod


photoDealing with Addiction & Drug/ Alcohol Prevention- Co-Founder of Grandparents Raising Grandschildren, Danna Spayde


What are some signs that indicate children may be involved in drugs? Windows | iPod

What are some other symptoms of drug or alcohol abuse? Windows | iPod

What can parents and grandparents do if they suspect their children are using drugs or alcohol?
Windows
| iPod


What can grandparents do to help children prevent drug abuse? Windows | iPod

What other suggestions may help children prevent drug abuse? Windows | iPod


photo Louisiana Children’s Trust, Malcolm Myer

What are some of the things that the Children’s Trust Fund does for the GPRG organization?
Windows
| iPod


How do the programs benefit grandparents?
Windows | iPod

How do you help with health safety and well being of children? Windows | iPod


photoGovernor's Office of Elderly Affairs,
Ronald Blereau


What type of services does the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs provide to grandparents raising grandchildren? Windows | iPod

Who is eligible for services through the Governor's office of Elderly Affairs? Windows | iPod

What is the Louisiana Grandparent Information Center? Windows | iPod

What is the National Family Caregiver Support Program? Windows | iPod

Is there a way I can start a support group in my local area? Windows | iPod

What other benefits are available to grandparents raising grandchildren? Windows | iPod


photo Catholic Charities - Diocese of Baton Rouge, Gerri Baker Allen

What services are provided by Catholic Charities for grandparents? Windows | iPod

What benefits would a grandparent receive when becoming a foster grandparent? Windows | iPod

What is the Senior Employment Program at Catholic charities? Windows | iPod

How can you find out more information about the Catholic Charities Programs? Windows | iPod


photo LSU Ag Center, Dr. Sally Soileau Lindquist

What services are available through LSU Ag Center to assist with child nutrition, wellness and food safety education? Windows | iPod

Are the same services available for seniors in nutrition wellness and food safety? Windows | iPod

What do the family consumer science educators have to share with parents and grandparents?
Windows
| iPod


How can a parent contact the LSU Ag Center? Windows | iPod


photo
Kinship Care Social Services, Cheryl Michelet

What is kinship care? Windows

How much financial assistance is available per month?
Windows
| iPod


How do you qualify for kinship care?
Windows
| iPod

How do you apply for kinship care? Windows | iPod

What happens after you have applied for kinship care? Windows | iPod

How are benefits issued? Windows | iPod

If you have any additional questions regarding Kinship Care who should you contact?
Windows
| iPod


photo LACHIP, Hexter Bennett

What is LACHIP? Windows | iPod

What medical services are covered by LACHIP? Windows | iPod

Who qualifies for the LACHIP program?
Windows
| iPod


How do you apply for LACHIP coverage?
Windows
| iPod


What is the application process for LACHIP programs? Windows | iPod

When does coverage become effective?
Windows
| iPod


If you need additional information who should you contact? Windows | iPod


photo Partnerships in Childcare, Janie Starks

How do I decide what is the right child care option for my child or grandchild? Windows | iPod

What is quality childcare? Windows | iPod

How can you find quality childcare in my area? Windows | iPod

What if my child is hesitant to go to a childcare center? Windows | iPod

Is there a referral service available for parents or grandparents? Windows | iPod

Who can parents call for information about the available childcare programs in their area?
Windows
| iPod


photo School Preparation LA 4, Marybeth Ridgel

Why should you enroll your child in an early childhood program? Windows | iPod

What are some indicators of a quality early childhood program? Windows | iPod

What should you consider when selecting a high quality early childhood program? Windows | iPod

What programs are available in my area of the state?
Windows
| iPod


What is the most important thing I can do to help my child succeed at school? Windows | iPod

What can you do to encourage reading at home?
Part 1: Windows | iPod Part 2:Windows | iPod
Part 3: Windows | iPod

How can you help your child concentrate in school?
Part 1: Windows | iPod Part 2:Windows | iPod

How can you help your child have more self confidence? Windows | iPod


photoCommunicating with Schools – Mary Sue Slack, Principal Southdowns Elementary


What do you need to know to successfully communicate with your grandchild’s school? Windows | iPod

How do you establish a positive relationship with the teacher and the school? Windows | iPod

How do you work through disagreements with the school? Windows | iPod

What personal information should you share with the teacher? Windows | iPod

How important is homework? Windows | iPod


photo
Special Needs Evaluation- Retired Special Education Instructional Specialist, Paula Miller

What is Special Education? Windows | iPod

How can you distinguish if a child has a special education need or if it is just a stage a child may be experiencing? Windows | iPod

What will the school do if they suspect your child has a special education need? Part 1: Windows | iPod

What is the process to determine if your grandchild has a special need? Windows | iPod

What happens after your child has been determined to be eligible for services? Windows | iPod

What is the IEP conference? Windows | iPod



photo Autism, Governor's Office of Community Programs, Janet Mora

What is Autism? Windows | iPod

What are some of the behaviors that are noticeable in the Autistic child? Windows | iPod

How do schools work with children with Autism? Windows | iPod

What is Asperger Syndrome? Windows | iPod

Who should you contact to find out more about autism? Windows | iPod


photo Healthy Living- Terri Cavalier, Respiratory Therapist, RN

How important is stress management?
Windows
| iPod


What are some healthy habits that can help you and your grandchild? Windows | iPod

Why is exercise and fitness so important to health? Windows | iPod

Why is it so important for children and adults to eat breakfast each day? Windows | iPod

What food should you feed your child and what foods should you avoid? Windows | iPod

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