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


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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Breaking Up

Parents ApartĀ® is a 6-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce, or who are parenting separately. Next class is Saturday, April 15.

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Dryden Parenting Series

This FREE 6-week series "Why Do You Parent The Way You Do?" runs Tuesdays, 6-8pm from 4/26 to 5/31 at GIAC. Free childcare if needed. Call to sign up!

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Get Together!

Help create a community that is supportive of all families, every 3rd THURSDAY at 8:30 am at CCE-Tompkins in Ithaca! Monthly meetings focus on family-centered services, collaborations and policy issues.

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4-H Rubber Duck Race & 5K

Sunday, April 23rd is a day of fun that raises $$$ for 4-H in Tompkins County, including a 5k fun run, and a rubber duck race down Cascadilla Creek! Find out how you can buy your duck chances online, here...

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Financial Recovery

This FREE workshop on 4/29 covers how to recover financially and rebuild your credit after experiencing a financial setback. Call Kenneth today to sign up!

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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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Anna Steinkraus
Parenting Education Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 145

Last updated April 4, 2017