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

FREE 8-class series at GIAC on how to talk with your child (of any age) meets Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Sept. 19 - Nov. 7. 9/26 is the last day to join! Call today!

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Coalition for Families

Join parents, volunteers & agency staff to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Meets every 3rd Thursday, 8:30am. All are welcome!

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Parenting in Groton

Call now to join this FREE 7-week series "Why Do You Parent The Way You Do?" running Wednesdays, 6-8pm from 10/9-11/20 at Groton Elementary. Call to sign up!

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Family Resources

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

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Family Resource Directory

Tompkins County, New York State and the broader community have plenty of resources to offer for education, health, employment and more!

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Parenting Education Programs

Cooperative Extension offers a wide range of programs, workshops and classes for parents and families to gain skills, improve relationships and increase well-being.

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

Last updated September 13, 2018