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 – July, 2019 Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Julio 2019
Family Support Services Family Education Brochure – June, 2019 Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Junio 2019
Family Support Services Fact Sheet Hoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar
Temper Tamers  Coffee Club
Daytimers Parents of Teens Support Groups
PEACE Groups

Family Education Workshops

For more information about The following workshops and to register (required),
please call 585.325.3145 x122

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Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:30 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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Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:30 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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Tuesdays, July 9, 16 & 23, 12019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 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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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Managing Meltdowns

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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Friday July 12, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm

Active Communication

Every family has problems and conflicts. How to approach
these as opportunities for teaching responsibility,
cooperation, courage, and respect.
For Caregivers of children ages 5 to 12.

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Monday, July 15, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Rules, Routines, and Limit Setting

Putting some simple rules in place helps children
realize what they expect from them.
As a result, children feel more secure.
For caregivers of children ages 3-6.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Teaching Limits with Love

Methods you can use to redirect your children toward a positive
approach to their goals when you have a problem with their behavior.
For caregivers of children ages 5-12.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 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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Friday, July 19, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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, July 22, 2019 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 3-8.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019 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 July 26, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 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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Monday, July 29, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 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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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 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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