Family Support

Mental Health Association’s Family Support Service

320 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact:  Nitza Rodriguez, Director
(585) 325-3145 x152

or contact us online

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The Mental Health Association provides support to families of children with emotional or behavioral health challenges

A Family Peer Advocate is a caregiver who has experienced what you’re going through

We offer:

  • Support by phone, in person, in groups or individually
  • Assistance with school issues—education advocacy
  • Teen support
  • Assistance in identifying and developing natural supports
  • Caregiver discussion, education and skill-building groups
Family Support Services Fact Sheet Hoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar
Temper Tamers  Coffee Club
Daytimers Parents of Teens Support Group
PEACE (Teen Support) Group Strengthening and Empowering Families with Young Children

 

Virtual Workshops:

Call Julie Febrey at 585-325-3145 x122 for information and to sign up.

Tuesdays in September 2021

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
For Parents of Children Ages 5 and up/school-age

 

September 7th, 2021- “Kids are Worth it!” by Barbara Coloroso.

September 14th, 2021- “Active Parenting Now” Part 1.

September 21st, 2021- “Active Parenting Now” Part 3.

September 28th, 2021- “Unconditional Parenting” Moving From Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason. Part 2.

Wednesdays in September 2021

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
For Parents of Tweens and Teens

 

September 1st, 2021- “SCREAMFREE PARENTING” Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool. Disc 2 of 4.

September 8th, 2021- No Workshop

September 15th, 2021- “SCREAMFREE PARENTING” Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool. Disc 3 of 4.

September 22nd, 2021- “SCREAMFREE PARENTING” Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool. Disc 4 of 4.

September 29th, 2021- “Building Connections in the Age of Screens” Kim John Payne.

Thursdays in September 2021

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

For Parents of Children Ages 5 and up/school-age

 

September 2nd, 2021- “The Motivation Breakthrough” Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child. By Richard Lavoie.

September 9th, 2021- “Disciplining Kids Without Screaming & Scolding” and “Setting Limits and Boundaries” How to Say No to Your Kids.

September 16th, 2021- “Active Parenting Now” Part 2.

September 23rd, 2021- “Unconditional Parenting” Moving From Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason. Part 1.

September 30th, 2021- “Parenting with Wit and Wisdom.”

Fridays in September 2021

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
For Parents of Children Ages 5 and Under

September 3rd, 2021
September 10th, 2021
September 17th, 2021
September 24th, 2021

PARENTS OF TEENS SUPPORT GROUP

If you’re raising a teenager with behavioral and/or emotional challenges, this might be the group for you. Parents of Teens is an opportunity to meet, talk, listen, and learn about the ups and downs that happen while raising a teenager. It’s a great place to get support from people who understand.

June, 2021:

Monday June 14th, 2021

Monday June 29th, 2021

July, 2021:

Monday July 12th, 2021

Monday July 26th, 2021

August, 2021:

Monday August 9th, 2021

Monday August 23rd, 2021

September, 2021:

Monday September 13th, 2021

Monday September 27th, 2021

October, 2021:

Monday October 11th, 2021

Monday October 25th, 2021

November, 2021:

Monday November 8th, 2021

Monday November 22nd, 2021

December, 2021:

Monday December 13th, 2021

**Attention consumers or family members of OPWDD (I/DD), OMH (mental health), and OASAS (addiction) services in Monroe County!

The Monroe County Office of Mental Health wants to know what you think about services to help us plan. Please participate in the consumer and/or family member survey – see the link below.

The intent of this survey is to collect community feedback regarding Mental Health, Substance Use and Developmental Disability services offered in Monroe County that will be used in planning for future services.

Your response to the survey is voluntary, you can choose to answer as few or as many questions as you prefer, and it should take less than 10 minutes, depending on how much detail you include.

LINK TO SURVEY: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5668710/Family-and-Consumer-Survey-2020

Or Scan this QR code:

Survey Deadline is: July 3rd at 5pm!

 

 

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