Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EDT
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Makaylee Music 
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. 

Multigenerational Family Dynamics 2021 - 3 CEU's Pending 

Area Agency on Aging Educational Webinar - 3 CEU's Pending


Families in North America today both resemble and look different from families of the past.  The similarities and differences have implications for the care of vulnerable individuals among us.  As clinicians, it is helpful to understand these dynamics and work with them to provide the highest quality assistance to both aging and disabled persons and their families.  This workshop will take a look at some common family dynamics and explore how they have changed in recent decades.  It will also explore what issues have tended to stay consistent in family dynamics.  It will provide a framework for understanding family dynamics and using them to better assist those who depend on “outsiders” to provide care and support. 


  • To describe the nature of multigenerational families in North America both currently & in the past. 
  • To identify cultural dynamics that can differentiate families from each other and from the dominant culture.  
  • To list the demographic and technology changes which have impacted families in recent decades. 
  • To describe 5 characteristics of family dynamics that have remained relatively consistent over time and that impact the provision of care to vulnerable individuals in family systems. 
  • To describe 5 characteristics of family dynamics that have seen a shift in recent decades and that impact the provision of care to vulnerable individuals in family systems.


Paula M. Taliaferro, MGS, LSW

Paula works part time at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging as an Outreach & Education Specialist. As such, she has presented over 875 workshops in the last decade.  Paula holds a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University and a License in Social Work in the State of Ohio. She is a PAC Approved Trainer under Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach Certification. She is developer of the “Aging In Ohio” course which is required of many professionals who work with older adults.  In addition, she is one two developers of the “Fundamentals of Guardianship” course sponsored by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College.

Views and written materials presented during this seminar are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily represent the official views and/or opinions of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc.