Family Supports

CCE-Tompkins hosts or partners with other agencies and community groups to present programs that help familes and those who work with families. In addition to the following resources, the Family Resource Connection - Tompkins Website was developed to help families find answers to the day-to-day questions and challenges, at local, state and national levels.

Coalition for Families

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen ourcommunity for all children, youth and families! Coalition for Families focuses on creatingfamily-centered services, enhancing collaboration between agencies, and exploring policy issues. Monthly dialogues focus on current research and best practices with guests from local organizations and colleges. All are welcome! Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday, 8:15 am - 9:30 am at the CCE-Tompkins Education Center. For more information, contact (607) 272-2292.

Parent Education Network

Discussions led by parent educators provide parenting information and encourage parents to share experiences and ideas for nurturing children. Topics vary throughout the year. For information on topics, see our Upcoming Events or call Anna Steinkraus at (607) 272-2292, ext. 145.

Parent Partner ProgramTM

Formerly coordinated by CCE-Tompkins, the Parent Partner Program is now administered by the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County. The workshop consists of two 3-hour sessions that focus on family education and support for parents, family and loved ones of those with eating disorders. Local presenters from the fields of mental health, medicine and nutrition help participants understand the illness and provide positive support. There is a registration fee per family; however, reduced rates are available. For more information, download the Parent Partner Program brochure, or to register, contact the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County at 607-273-9250 or info@mhaedu.org. Visit our Calendar of Events for the next workshop, or call the Mental Health Association for more information.

The Parent Partner Program also offers a monthly, interactive phone conference with the Eating Disorder Support Group in Rochester led by Dr Richard Kreipe, on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm at CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.

Stone Soup

This grassroots group of parents and community members hosts forums and workshops for parents seeking information and support for their children's special social/emotional needs. For information on topics, see our Upcoming Events or call Anna Steinkraus at (607) 272-2292, ext. 145.

Last updated November 10, 2016