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 to help parents learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. Next class is Saturday 6/16!

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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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Breastfeeding & Nutrition

FREE workshop series on Breastfeeding & Prenatal Nutrition, meets (8) Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm starting 6/21. Join any time. Call today to sign up!

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Children's Hobbies

Activities that children do just for fun can improve academic skills, teach the relationship between money and work, boost their confidence, and more!

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Where Does Lead Hide?

Be sure you know where lead may be hiding in your home, particularly if you have small children. Lead is very dangerous to your health. Learn more here...

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Rough Play

Children may need adults to stop violence, to hear and acknowledge their feelings and to guide them to develop communication techniques that help them maintain their play.

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

Last updated June 14, 2018