Family, in all its diverse forms, is the heart and backbone of a healthy society.

Family

Family, in all its diverse forms, is the heart and backbone of a healthy society. Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through strength-based programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put evidence-based information to work in their lives.  In addition to a variety of workshops for parents and caregivers, we also offer resources specifically developed for parenting educators, professional training opportunities for individuals who support families, and internships for students in the human services field of study.

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Parenting Class in Ithaca

This FREE 8-class workshop at GIAC covers how to talk with your child (of any age) using the 5 communication skills. 8 Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Sept. 20-Nov. 8. Call today to sign up!

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Coalition for Families

Join us Sept. 21 for guest speaker Brigitt Schaffner from The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)We meet every 3rd THURSDAY at 8:30am at CCE-Tompkins!

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Community Café

Learn how to host a successful Community Café, and become a leader for stronger families in our community. Training offered on 9/22 or 11/3. FREE for Tompkins County residents! Register online.

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Family Resources

Tompkins Families is a community-based effort to connect parents and families in the rural towns of Dryden, Groton, & Newfield to create supportive environments for all families!

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Changing Fresh Kids

Today, many parents are struggling to find non-violent, positive ways to communicate with their children. Here are some suggestions that may help.

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Benefits of Reading

In a hurry‑up world where parents spend less time with their children than they would like, what joint activities bring the biggest payoff? Try reading - you can't go wrong!

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Contact

Anna Steinkraus
F&CD Program Coordinator
ams69@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 ext. 145

Last updated September 18, 2017