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 – August 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Agosto 2018
Family Support Services Fact SheetHoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar
Temper Tamers 2018 2018 Coffee Club
Daytimers 2018Parents of Teens Support Group Summer 2018
Parents of Teens Support Groups 2018/2019
PEACE Groups Summer 2018PEACE Groups 2018/2019

Family Education Workshops

For more information about these workshops and to register (required),
please call 585.325.3145 x150

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Wednesdays, August 1, 8, and September 5, 2018 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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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Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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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Monday, August 6, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

You Make a Difference

Caregivers have countless opportunities to instill in children a
lifetime love of learning, through loving, responsive relationships.

For caregivers of children up to 5 years old.

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Friday, August 10, 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, August 13, 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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Thursdays, August 16, 23 and 30, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 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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Monday, August 20, 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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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Praise and Encouragement

Learn the difference between praise and encouragement
and how to effectively give both to your child.

For caregivers of children ages 3 – 6.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 from 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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Monday, August 27, 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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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 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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