Family Support

Mental Health Association’s Family Support

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 – February 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Febrero 2018
Family Support Services Fact SheetHoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar
Temper Tamers 2018 2017 Coffee Club
2017 Daytimers2017/2018 Parents of Teens Support Group
 

Family Education Workshops

For more information about these workshops and to register (required), please call 585.325.3145 x154

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datetime=”2018-01-30T20:00:15+00:00″>Tuesdays, January 23 & 30 and February 6, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 Improving Parent-Child Relationships

Learn how to take calm action to accomplish the challenging job of raising children.
Take cues from your child rather than imposing your will on every situation that arises.
When you’re fully engaged in the moment, your child is less likely to exhibit negative
behavior to gain attention.  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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Fridays, February 9 & 16, 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Developing Capable Young People

This program helps caregivers of youth to develop skills
to promote well-being and resiliency in life.
You may attend either or both parts of this series.

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Monday, February 5, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 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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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Improving Parent-Child Relationships


Explore what makes up a family with parents who can successfully use strategies
to maintain consistency while allowing for the individual needs of their children.
For caregivers of preschool-age and school-age children.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

How Difficult Can This Be?

 

How frustration and anxiety can be easily triggered in the
classroom for children with learning disabilities.
For caregivers of school-age children, tweens, and teens.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 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, February 14, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Managing Tantrums

The power of the “Ten Second Rule,” a process for meltdown
management, and how to handle tantrums in public.
For caregivers of toddlers and school-age children.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 ages 5-12.

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Friday, February 23, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Social and 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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Monday, February 26, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Building Effective Relationships

Enjoying your child and having fun together establishes a solid
foundation of respect, trust, and mutual enjoyment.
For caregivers of children ages 3-10.

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