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 in Groton

Call now to join this FREE 7-week series "Why Do You Parent The Way You Do?" running Wednesdays, 6-8pm from 10/23-12/11 at Groton Elementary. Call to sign up!

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Breaking Up

Parents Apart® is a 6-hour workshop to help parents learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. Next class is Saturday, 10/13!

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In Enfield

Learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the 5 communication skills in this FREE class, (8) Thursdays, 6-8pm, 10/18-12/13, 5:30-7:30pm. Call to sign up!

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Community Café

Learn how to host a Community Café, and become a leader for stronger families in our community. Training on 10/31; register online by 10/26. FREE for Tompkins County residents!

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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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Anna Steinkraus
Family & Community Development Program Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 145

Last updated September 28, 2018