The Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS) is extending its support to Greek-speaking grandparents of the community who want to support their grandchildren through family hardships.

Recognising the changing nature of society and increased challenges facing families, the AGWS is holding a two-hour workshop, which will look at the unique and important role played by grandparents and how they can lend a hand.

The session will look at children’s concerns during periods of hardship, struggles and separation of parents.

Speakers will also address how to protect children from the damage of grandparents taking sides, and how boys and girls react to issues at various ages.

Community education officer Adonis Maglis told Neos Kosmos that although the workshop is for the grandparents, it also helps “for younger people to know that there is support available for their parents to be able to cope with changes within the family”.

Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, attendance is free of charge, but RSVP is essential.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 13 April from 10.30 am-12.30 pm at the Clayton Community Centre, 8-15 Cooke Street, Clayton, VIC. For more information and to RSVP for the workshop call the Australian Greek Welfare Society on (03) 9388 9998.