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 – May, 2019 Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Mayo 2019
Family Support Services Family Education Brochure – June, 2019 Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Juno 2019
Family Support Services Fact Sheet Hoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar
Temper Tamers 2018  2018 Coffee Club
Daytimers 2018 Parents 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 x122

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Wednesday May 1, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 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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Thursday, May 2, 2019, 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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Fridays, May 3, 10 & 17, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Developing Capable Young People

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

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Monday May 6, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Ignoring Misbehavior

Negative behavior is a signal that a child needs some new learning opportunities.
How to use ignoring as a tactic for selected behaviors, such as whining, tantrums, and arguing.
For caregivers of school-age children.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Mindfulness for Parents

Learn how mindfulness can grow a deeper connection with your child and help
them on the journey of positive behaviors and self-control.
For caregivers of children age one and younger.

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Monday, May 13, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Children’s Discouragement

Learn ways to praise, encourage, and motivate children to learn new things.
Help them avoid a sense of failure when they can’t do something new.
Understand the importance of learning according to their own abilities and learning styles.
For caregivers of school-age children.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Understanding Yourself & Your Child

Learn how to foster positive behavior and to build self-esteem through encouragement.
Communicate to gain cooperation and exercise discipline with both firmness and kindness.
For parents of children ages 6 to 12.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 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, May 20, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Fostering Good Learning Habits

Learn how to set up a predictable daily learning routine for academic
activities, as well as how to follow through with limits you set.
Understand the importance of monitoring homework.
For caregivers of school-age children.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:00 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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Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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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Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:30 am

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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Thursday, May 30, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 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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