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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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, January 24-March 14. 1/31 is last day to join! Call today to sign up!

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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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Scams Targeting Seniors

This FREE Consumer Issues Program on February 8 at 11am will cover scams and frauds that may affect older adults, including how to recognize and protect yourself and others from becoming a victim.

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Challenging Behaviors

Learn how to deal with challenging behaviors in "Thriving With Your Spirited Child", a FREE 7-week class for parents and caregivers, Tuesdays Feb. 27-April 17 in Dryden.

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

Last updated January 29, 2018