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 – December 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Diciembre 2018
Family Support Services Family Education Brochure – January 2019Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Enero 2019
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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Friday, December 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 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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Fridays, January 4 & 11 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Collaborative Problem-Solving

Challenging behavior occurs when we expect more from a child than the child can handle.
Let children and caregivers solve such problems rather than using rewards and punishments.

For caregivers of school-age children. You may attend either or both parts of this series.

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Monday, January 7, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Becoming a Parent

Getting to know your baby: Baby cues, crying and fussy periods,
feeding and burping, sleeping habits, diapering, and when to call the doctor.

For caregivers of infants from birth to 3 months.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Reading Babies’ Minds

Learning to read babies’ developmental needs and cues is a critical skill in parenting.

For caregivers of children of age 1 and younger.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Social & 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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Wednesday January 16, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Resisting Television Advertising

Learning how TV advertising works and how to defend your children from it.

For caregivers of children of all ages.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Understanding Yourself & Your Teenager

Our own beliefs, as well as those of our teens, influence their decision-making.
Learn some effective parenting styles to gain cooperation
and to handle serious problems, such as drugs and violence.

For caregivers of preteens and teens.

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Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 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 1 and younger.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 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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Monday, January 28, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Understanding Yourself & Your Child

Every Learn how to foster positive behavior and to build self-esteem through encouragement.
Communicate to gain cooperation, and discipline with both firmness and kindness.

For parents of children ages 6 to 12.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

When the Chips Are Down

Dealing with behavioral problems quickly and effectively and how
preventive action can anticipate many problems before they start.

For caregivers of school-age children.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 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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