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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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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Breaking Up

Parents ApartĀ® is a 6-hour workshop to help parents learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. Next class is Monday, 9/10!

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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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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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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 30, 2018