Grandparents Raising Grandchildren / Kinship Family Conference

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Free Conference  and lunch will be provided.

8:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.

Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY. 40243

Preregistration Required: Deadline to Register: Friday, May 12, 2017

Preregister by calling Sheila Harber at 502- 266-5571 or email


 Conference Agenda


8:30– 9:00            Registration

9:00 – 9:15            Welcome and Introduction by KYA, Dr. Terry Brooks and KIPDA, Mrs. Barbara Gordon

9:15-  10:00           Keynote Presentation by DCBS Commissioner, Adria Johnson

10:15 – 11:00        Workshop Session One:

Session A:             Understanding Grief

SE Christian Church

Session B:            What to expect from family court

                                    Honorable Judge Marie Hellard, Family Court Judge 

11:15 – 12:00         Lunch Sponsored by: Passport Health Plankipda logo

                                   Kinship Hotline, DCBS

12:00 – 12:45        Workshop Session Two:

 Session A:           Fears and Worries- Helping Your Child Cope

                                    Mary Beth Uberti, Operation Parent

 Session B:           It’s Not About You- Except When It Is

                             A Field Manual for Parents with an Addicted Child

                                   Author, Barbara Victoria          

1:00 – 1:45             Workshop Session Three:

Session A:             TECH TALK – Cyber bullying and sexting     

Mary Beth Uberti, Operation Parent

Session B:             KINSHIP: Rebuilding Healthy Families When Addiction Strikes

                                   Kimberly Hinkel, MSSW, KIPDA & SOS for Addictions

 2:00 – 2:30           Closing, evaluation, door prize giveaway