ECC News

November 2019

We love ALL things FALL here at the ECC!

Please read below for some important information about upcoming events and great things that are happening!

Fall 2019 Regional Workshops for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Fall 2019 Regional Workshops

For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will be convening workshops this fall throughout Massachusetts. Each workshop is approximately three hours long. A guest speaker will present at each workshop a topic important to relative caregivers. Each presentation will be followed by an information panel, which includes representatives from agencies who work with grandparents raising grandchildren and relative caregivers such as DTA, DCF, Masshealth, WIC, Elder Services, and more. Local community support providers will also be present.

Registration is required!


November 5, 2019

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


YMCA – Greendale Branch

75 Shore Drive Worcester, Ma. 01605

Guest Speaker: Dr. Craig Murphy

Topic: Strategies for Helping Children Cope with Trauma and

other mental health issues

** Limited child-care is available for this workshop.

Indicate if child-care is needed during registration

***Dinner will be provided***

To register please

contact the Commission:

For the entire statewide schedule, please visit

Dress Like a Scarecrow Day!

So great to see everyone join in the fun!

Important Dates

November 4th - Toys for Tots begins - Check your child's backpack for more information

November 8th - No school - Professional Development

November 11th - No school - Veterans Day

November 13th - 6:00PM - Friends of ECC - More info coming!

November 22nd - Progress Reports

November 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break