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 Apart® 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, February 17th.

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Coalition for Families

3/15 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Guest speaker Tommy Miller from Catholic Charities will be rescheduled for a later date. Stay tuned!

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Community Conversation

Register now for this FREE event on Tuesday 3/20 to hear author Andy Fisher discuss his new book 'Big Hunger', followed by a panel of food activists. Free meal, donations accepted.

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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 on 3/21; register online by 3/16. FREE for Tompkins County residents!

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Parenting Series

Call now to join this FREE 7-week series "Why Do You Parent The Way You Do?" running Wednesdays, 6-8pm from 4/4 to 5/16 at GIAC. Call to sign up!

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Breastfeeding & Nutrition

New group forming for a free 8-session workshop series on Breastfeeding and Prenatal Nutrition. Call today to sign up!

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

Last updated March 12, 2018