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 – November 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Noviembre 2018
Family Support Services Family Education Brochure – December 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Diciembre 2018
Family Support Services Fact SheetHoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar
Temper Tamers 2018 2018 Coffee Club
Daytimers 2018Parents of Teens Support Groups 2018/2019
PEACE Groups 2018/2019

Family Education Workshops

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

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Monday, November 19, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 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 ages 1-5.

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Monday, November 26, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Handling Misbehavior

Let’s talk about maintaining self-control, offering new learning opportunities,
using the ignore technique, understanding the importance of distraction,
and learning the vending machine example of behavior that continues if there’s a payoff.

For caregivers of children ages 3-8.

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Mondays, December 3, 10  17, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Improving Parent-Child Relationships

Learn how to take calm action to accomplish the challenging job of raising children.

For parents of children ages 3 through the tween years.
You may attend any or all parts of this three-part series.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Guiding Behavior in Young Children

Why misbehavior occurs, ways to stop it, and how to create a plan for desired behavior.

For caregivers of preschool-age children.

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Wednesdays, December 5 & 12, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

The Teenage Brain

 

Explore how the mind develops and learn to harness the power of your relationship
with your adolescent to move your teen toward well-being.

For caregivers of preteens and teens.
You may attend either or both sessions of this 2-part series.

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Thursdays, December 6, 13 & 20, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Whole-Brain Child

 Setting boundaries can make family life better for everyone.
As a result, children feel more secure and know what’s expected of them.

For caregivers of children ages 3-6.

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Friday December 14, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Discipline Makes the Difference

 

Do you ever see children who demonstrate self-control?
Do you wonder what those parents know or have that you don’t?

For caregivers of school-age children.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Praise & Encouragement

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

For caregivers of children ages 3-6. 

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Friday, December 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Communication Is Crucial

Communication is a vital tool for building strong, parent-child relationships.
Learn a practical approach to productive interactions within families.

For caregivers of school-age children.

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