Family Support

Mental Health Association’s Family Support Service

320 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact Angie Coville, Intake Coordinator
(585) 325-3145 x117

or contact us online

Make a referral

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 Family Education Brochure – April 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Abril 2018
Family Support Services Fact SheetHoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar
Temper Tamers 2018 2018 Coffee Club
2017 Daytimers2017/2018 Parents of Teens Support Group
 2018 PEACE Groups 

Family Education Workshops

For more information about these workshops and to register (required),
please call 585.325.3145 x150

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Mondays, April 2, & 9, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Collaborative Problem Solving

Challenging behavior occurs when we expect more from a child than the child can handle.
Let children and caregivers solve such problems rather than using rewards and punishments.

For caregivers of school-age children.
You may attend either or both parts of this series.

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Monday, April 2, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

You Make a Difference

Caregivers have countless opportunities to instill in children a lifetime
love of learning, through loving, responsive relationships.

For caregivers of children up to 5 years old.

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Wednesdays, April 4 & 11, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Developing Capable Young People

Help young people develop effective life skills.

For caregivers of children of all ages.
You may attend either or both parts of this series.

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Thursdays, April 5, 12 & 19, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Whole-Brain Child

Strategies on how to raise happy, resilient children.
We will offer powerful tools for helping children to develop
the emotional intelligence they need to be successful in the world.

For caregivers of school-age children.
You may attend any or all parts of this three-part series.

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Fridays, April 6, 13, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Social Success, Motivation & Understanding

Frustration and anxiety can be easily triggered for children with learning disabilities.
Basic motivational styles for teaching friendship and social skills
in the classroom, at home and in the community.

For caregivers of children of all ages.
You may attend any or all parts of this three-part series.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Courage, Character & Self-Esteem

What do character, courage, and self-esteem mean?
We will discuss the meanings of these important qualities and how
you can help build them by talking about them with your children.

For caregivers of children 5-12 years old.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Spontaneous Incentives

Very often, parental attention and praise are all the reinforcement a child needs.
However, it can be helpful to combine praise with a hands-on reward.

For caregivers of children 1-5 years old.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Responsibility & Discipline

Methods you can use to redirect your children toward a positive approach
to their goals when you have a problem with their behavior.

For caregivers of children 5-12 years old.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Building Self-Esteem in the Early Years

Respect and encouragement can help your child feel loved, accepted, respected
and valued.  You also need to encourage yourself.

For caregivers of children 1-6 years old.

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Monday, April 30, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Praise & Encouragement

Learn the difference between praise and encouragement and how to
effectively give both to your child.

For caregivers of children 3-6 years old.

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