Family Support

Mental Health Association’s Family Support Service

320 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact:  Melenie Stanton, Program Manager
(585) 325-3145 x152

or contact us online

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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
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Virtual Workshops:

Call Melenie Stanton at 585-325-3145 x152 for information or to sign up.

Tuesdays in February 2021

Tuesday, February 2nd – 10:30am – 12pm – “Active Parenting Now”: For parents of children ages 5 – 12

Tuesday, February 9th – 10:30am – 12pm – “the Four Keys to Successful Parenting”

Tuesday, February 16th – 10:30am – 12pm – “STEP” Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Children ages 6 – 12

Tuesday, February 23rd – 10:30am – 12pm – “The Bully, The Bullied and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander” by Barbara Coloroso

Wednesdays in February 2021

Wednesday, February 3rd – 10:30am – 12pm – “Surviving the Teenage Brain”

Wednesday, February 10th – 10:30am – 12pm – “Effects of Video Games on Children’s Health and Wellbeing”

Wednesday, February 17th – 10:30am – 12pm – “Active Parenting of Teens Program”

Wednesday, February 24th – 10:30am – 12pm – “Active Parenting of Teens Program”

Thursdays in February 2021

Thursday, February 4th – 10:30am – 12pm – “Active Parenting Now”: For parents of children ages 5 – 12

Thursday, February 11th – 10:30am – 12pm – “STEP” Systemic Training for Effective Parenting of Children ages 6 – 12

Thursday, February 18th – 10:30am – 12pm – “Setting Limits and Boundaries” How to Say No to Your Kids

Thursday, February 25th – 10:30am – 12pm – “Winning at Parenting” by Barbara Coloroso – Preschool and up

Fridays in February 2021

Each workshop will be geared for Parents of children under 5 years old (birth to preschool)

Friday, February 5th – 10:30am – 12pm

Friday, February 12th – 10:30am – 12pm

Friday, February 19th – 10:30am – 12pm

Friday, February 26th – 10:30am – 12pm


If you’re raising a teenager with behavioral and/or emotional challenges, this might be the group for you. Parents of Teens is an opportunity to meet, talk, listen, and learn about the ups and downs that happen while raising a teenager. It’s a great place to get support from people who understand.

JANUARY, 2021:

Monday, January 25, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm


February 8, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm

February 22, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm

March, 2021

March 8, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm

March 22, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm

April, 2021:

April 5, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm

April 19, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm

May, 2021:

May 3, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm

May 17, 2021:
6pm – 7:30pm

**Attention consumers or family members of OPWDD (I/DD), OMH (mental health), and OASAS (addiction) services in Monroe County!

The Monroe County Office of Mental Health wants to know what you think about services to help us plan. Please participate in the consumer and/or family member survey – see the link below.

The intent of this survey is to collect community feedback regarding Mental Health, Substance Use and Developmental Disability services offered in Monroe County that will be used in planning for future services.

Your response to the survey is voluntary, you can choose to answer as few or as many questions as you prefer, and it should take less than 10 minutes, depending on how much detail you include.


Or Scan this QR code:

Survey Deadline is: July 3rd at 5pm!



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