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 – March 2019Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Marzo 2019
Family Support Services Family Education Brochure – April 2019Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Abril 2019
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, March 4, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 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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Wednesday March 6, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Self-Defeating Behavior

Families under stress produce adolescents under stress.
Many such young people become at risk for a variety of emotional and behavioral problems.

For caregivers of preteens and teens.

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Thursdays, March 7, 14 & 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Whole-Brain Child

 Strategies on how to raise happy, resilient children.
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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 Friday, March 8, 2019 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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 Monday March 11, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Winning at Parenting

One of the most frustrating aspects of being a caretaker is having to
handle an angry child, who simply refuses to do what you ask.

For caregivers of school-age children.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Active Parenting of Teens

Let’s discuss parenting styles and address drugs, sexuality, and violence.

For caregivers of preteens and teens.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend

Teaching friendship and social skills in the classroom, at home, and in the community.

For caregivers of school-age children.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

The Skill of Saying No

Some ideas for helping kids say no about various new
situations they’re likely to encounter in their teen years.

For caregivers of preteens and teens.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Last One Picked, First One Picked On

Some kids are often isolated and rejected by peers, lacking social skills to make and keep friends.
Learn how to help kids develop these skills.

For caregivers of children of all ages.

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Monday, March 25, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Motivation Breakthrough

Six basic motivational styles for inspiring the most withdrawn and reluctant child.

For caregivers of school-age children.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Social & Emotional Coaching

Do you want to learn how to use coaching to encourage your child’s expression of feelings?
For caregivers of children ages 1-3.

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Thursdays, April 4 & 11, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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

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Fridays, April 5, 12 & 26, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 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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Monday, April 8, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cyber Safety

Strategies to help you protect your children by teaching them to be safe and make smart decisions.
For caregivers of school-age children.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

The Single-Parent Family

In a two-parent family today, parenting can be pretty difficult.
In a single parent family, it can be more than twice as tough!
It’s a challenge, but it can be done!
For caregivers of children of all ages.

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Monday, April 22, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Middle Childhood

During middle childhood, children gain body awareness, learn large amounts of information,
and establish relationships with others outside their families.  Explore how children begin
to manage their own behavior in middle childhood and start to find their place in the world.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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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Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

When the Chips Are Down

Dealing with behavioral problems quickly and effectively and how
preventive action can anticipate many problems before they start.
For caregivers of school-age children.

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