AGA Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, Inc. International Headquarters
40 States 8 countries
Support Group Meetings: Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church Library
625 111th Avenue North Naples, FL 34108 All Welcome No Admission Fees
*The following speakers will also be featured
December 19th 7:00 P.M. Library Featured Speaker: Vickijo Letchworth
Elder Abuse Response Advocate, Facilitates support groups for seniors who are victims of Elder Abuse, Certified Elder Abuse Instructor with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Certified Trainer Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Collier County Leadership Council on Aging, Collier County Residential Shelter Advocate, Avid Researcher on Elder Abuse, National Speaker on Elder Abuse
January 16 th 2014 7:00 P.M. Library
Featured Guest Speaker : Elizabeth Vagnoni, Author Featured in AARP
Topic: Family Estrangement in Later Life
In a career spanning the evolution of advertising and the current media landscape, Elizabeth Vagnoni was at the helm of some of the industry’s most notable commercial productions, like ATT’s ‘Reach Out and Touch Someone’ and DeBeers ‘Diamonds are Forever’ .
A Decade long association with Charter Health Systems, directing media outreach for depression and alcohol abuse programs for teens and adults, gave her hands -on experience, covering psycho-social subjects in a caring and compassionate way. Ms. Vagnoni had drawn from these skills, and those as an activist to create a social networking site and a documentary on the topic of estrangement between adult children and their parents, as issue that recently touched her changing the face of her family. She is applying her social media expertise to research partnerships in hopes that the direction will bring mush needed relief to those who have experienced “loss” through estrangement. Ms. Vagnoni was chosen to present a workshop on the topic of estrangement at the 4th Conference of Emerging Adults and at the National Council on Family Relations Texas Council Conference. “Changing Families in Changing Times”. Additionally, a book covering the difficult topics that emerge frequently on her website is soon to be published, and as a co-author of a paper written from her survey of estranged parents and adult children, a published article in the Journal of Family Communication.
Ms. Vagnoni has created and moderates www.estrangedstories.com in an effort to provide support for those experiencing this situation.
Also: Report on Reunification Issues- An AGA Grandparent’s Presentation
February 20th 7 P.M.
Featured Guest Speaker: Jim Karl, Esq. Collier County Florida
Cornell Law School, J.D., Oxford University, Comparative Law
Topics include: Alienation Law and the Court System
Grandparents Rights Legislation State of Florida - Recent Developments
Jim Karl, Esq. is presently working with Florida State Representatives on resubmitting to both the House and the Senate Committees a Grandparents Rights' Bill (similar to last years proposal) which is drafted in accordance with the suggestions set forth in recent Florida decisions, including the directives for the Florida Supreme Court.firstname.lastname@example.org
March 20th 7:00 PM SKYPE Presentation Featuring : John Killinger, Ph.D. Pastor, Prolific Writer/Author
From Poppy, With Love...Letters from a Grandfather to the Grandchildren He Isn't Allowed to See Volume 1 and Volume 2
April 24th Note: 4th Thursday
Featured Guest Speaker
In Person Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. San Francisco Bay Area
Psychologist and Co-Chair Council on Contemporary Families
Monthly Webinars: PAS and GA Grandparent Alienation
Frequent guest on Today Show, NPR, the BBC
Featured on Sesame Street, 20/20, Good Morning America, PBS Life Part2
News Programs: FOX, ABC, CNN, NBC
Advice appeared in: New York Times, Times of London, Fortune, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Slate, Psychology Today, U.S. News and World Report, Parenting Magazine
Author: including When Parent Hurt, The Marriage Makeover, Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony
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