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Parenting A Second Time Around Workshops

🌟 Welcome to ISDD's Parenting A Second Time Around Workshops! 🌟

Embark on a transformative journey with our empowering workshops designed exclusively for the resilient heroes of second-time parenting. Whether you're a grandparent, guardian, or relative taking on the role once more, ISDD is here to support and guide you through this unique adventure.

Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA) is an award-winning curriculum created by Cornell University for relative caregivers raising children. Topics include: child development, discipline, caring for oneself as a caregiver, rebuilding a family, living with teens, legal issues and advocacy. PASTA is a FREE 8-week program addressing the challenges and circumstances unique to relative caregivers of children. 

🌈 Why Choose Our Workshops?

Expert Guidance: Benefit from seasoned professionals and specialists in second-time parenting who provide invaluable insights and practical tips.

Community Connection: Join a supportive network of individuals sharing similar experiences, fostering connections that last a lifetime.

Tailored Strategies: Explore customized strategies and techniques to navigate the challenges unique to parenting a second time around, ensuring a harmonious and fulfilling family dynamic.

🔥 What to Expect:

  • Interactive Sessions: Engage in dynamic workshops that blend expert advice with hands-on activities, ensuring an enriching and enjoyable learning experience.

  • Real-Life Solutions: Tackle real-world scenarios and receive practical solutions to empower you on your parenting journey.

  • Celebrate Success: Share victories, big or small, with a community that understands and celebrates the triumphs of second-time parenting.

🚀 Secure Your Spot Today!

Don't miss the chance to elevate your second-time parenting experience. Join ISDD's PASTA workshops and embrace the support, knowledge, and camaraderie that will make your journey truly extraordinary.

👉 Click HERE to sign up now and redefine your second-time parenting adventure with ISDD! 👈

🚀 Modules: 

  • Workshop 1: It Wasn't Supposed To Be Like This - identifying and reflecting ambivalent feelings about changing roles, identifying helpful community resources


  • Workshop 2: Getting to Know You - child development, individual differences, journals

  • Workshop 3: Rebuilding a Family - adult/child interactions, grief, and loss, relating to your adult child, solution-focused problem solving

  • Workshop 4:  Discipline is Not a Dirty Word, But It May Look Different Today - characteristics of effective discipline, establishing a discipline style,  addressing high-risk behaviors

  • Workshop 5: Legal Concerns of Relatives of Raising Children - legal issues including custody, visitation, child support


  • Workshop 6: Standing up for Grandparent's/Grandchildren's Rights - advocacy, negotiating systems, connecting with community programs

  • Workshop 7: Grandparents and Teens Living Togetherkey points in adolescent development and realistic expectations for behavior

  •  Workshop 8: Living with Teens Can Be Challengingindicators of high-risk teen behavior and strategies and resources to help in dealing with them.

Grandparents Raising And Nurturing Dependents with Disabilities

2024 PASTA Rockdale Workshop Schedule

Thursdays (8 weeks)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop #1 - May 2

Workshop #2 - May 9

Workshop #3 - May 16

Workshop #4 - May 23

Workshop # 5 - May 30

Workshop #6 - June 6

Workshop #7 - June 13

Workshop # 8 - June 20

Workshops are FREE but 

registration is required.

Workshop Location:

C.E. Steele Rec Center

1040 Oakland Ave, SE

Conyers, GA 30013

Call: 470-310-3458

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2024 PASTA Gwinnett Workshop Schedule

Thursdays (8 weeks)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop #1 - March  21

Workshop #2 - March 28

Workshop #3 - April 4

Workshop #4 - April 11

Workshop # 5 - April 25

Workshop #6 - May 2

Workshop #7 - May 16

Workshop # 8 - May 23


Workshop Location:

Gwinnett Library: Norcross Branch

5737 Buford Highway

Norcross, GA 30071

Workshops are FREE but 

registration is required.

Call: 470-310-3458

or visit:

How to Receive Project GRANDD Services

If you are a grandparent taking care of a grandchild with any kind of disability or chronic illness, contact us to connect with Project GRANDD.


Please fill out this form or call Thindiwia Bellamy, Program Director at 470-310-3452.

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Your tax-deductible gift helps provide  supportive services to grandparents raising grandchildren with disabilities.


  • Atlanta Regional Commission

  • Promoting Safe and Stable Families

  • United Healthcare

  • Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Department of Community Development Services

  • United Way of Greater Atlanta

  • DeKalb County Human Services

  • The Brookdale Foundation Group

  • Northminster Presbyterian Church

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society

  • New Life Community Alliance

  • Fulton County Library System

  • DeKalb County Library System

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