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 Dryden

This FREE 8-class workshop at Dryden Elementary covers how to talk with your child (of any age) using the 5 communication skills. Thursdays 7/12-8/30 from 6-8pm. Call Today!

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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 July 10 - August 21.

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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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Breastfeeding & Nutrition

FREE workshop series on Breastfeeding & Prenatal Nutrition, meets (8) Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm starting 7/26. Join any time. Call today to sign up!

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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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Children's Exposure to Violence

Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children's Exposure to Violence is a guide for families for helping children cope with violence.

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

Last updated July 18, 2018