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 – October 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Octubre 2018
Family Support Services Family Education Brochure – November 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Noviembre 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, October 1, 2018 from 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Parenting with Wit and Wisdom

What IS the goal of parenting today?
To teach our children the skills that allow them to go out in the world and live.

For caregivers of children ages 5-18.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from  9:30 am to 11:30 am

Rules, Routines, and Limits

Rules, routines, and limits 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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Thursday, October 10, 2018 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, October 10, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The First Years Last Forever

Childhood development and the vital importance of the relationship
between the caregiver and child in the first years of life.

For caregivers of children up to 5 years old.

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Mondays, October 15, 22 & 29, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 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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 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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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Thursday October 18, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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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Friday, October 19, 2018 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 parents of preteens and teens.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Motivation Breakthrough

Six basic motivational styles for inspiring the most withdrawn and reluctant child.

For caregivers of school-age children.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Four Keys to Successful Parenting

Building a strong relationship and being consistent.
Managing yourself and helping children manage themselves.

For caregivers of children up to 5 years old.

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Friday, November 2, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting with Wit and Wisdom

What IS the goal of parenting today?
To teach our children the skills that allow them to go out in the world and live.

For caregivers of children ages 5-18.

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Monday, November 5, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Child-Directed Play

Playing seems like such a straightforward and easy task that most
adults overlook the importance of developing good play skills.

For caregivers of children ages 1 – 3.

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Wednesdays, November 7, 14 & 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Developing Capable Young People

Help young people develop effective life skills.
You may attend any or all parts of this series.

For caregivers of children of all ages.

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Monday, November 12, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Building Self-Esteem

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

For caregivers of children ages 1-6.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Rules, Routines, and Limits

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, November 16, 2018 from 10:00 pm to 2:00 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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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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