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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Film Screening & Discussion

Join us n 11/17 at The Space@Greenstar. to see and discuss 'Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, an award winning film about using brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

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PS-It Works! Training

This 2-day training on Nov. 16 & 17 will equip professionals to reinforce use of the five communication skills with clients, conduct the Parenting Skills Workshop Series, and more.

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Breaking Up

Parents Apart® is a 6-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce, or who are parenting separately. Next class is Saturday, Dec. 9th.

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Family Resources

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

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Reactions to Divorce

Helping a child through the process of divorce means paying close attention to the worries, fears and needs of each individual child.

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Benefits of Reading

In a hurry‑up world where parents spend less time with their children than they would like, what joint activities bring the biggest payoff? Try reading - you can't go wrong!

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

Last updated November 14, 2017