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 Monday, Sept. 11.

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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, Mondays 10/16-11/28 in Newfield.

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Coalition for Families

Join us Oct. 19 for guest speaker Rachel Ferrara from Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC). We meet every 3rd THURSDAY at 8:30am at CCE-Tompkins!

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Certification Training

On-line registration is now open for "Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification" Training on October 20th, 2017. Sign up now!!!

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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 11/3. FREE for Tompkins County residents! Register online.

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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 September 29, 2017