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 – June 2018Servicios De Apoyo Familiar Educación Familiar Junio 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
PEACE Groups Summer 2018 

Family Education Workshops

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

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Friday, June 1, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 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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Mondays, June 4 & 11, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Teenage Brain

Explore how the mind develops and learn to harness the power of your
relationship with your adolescent to move your teen toward well-being.
You may attend either or both sessions of this 2-part series.
For caregivers of preteens and teens.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Mindfulness for Parents

How Learn how mindfulness can grow a deeper connection with your
child and help them on the journey of positive behaviors and self-control.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am

Guiding Behavior in Young Children

Why misbehavior occurs, ways to stop it, and how to create a plan for desired behavior.

For caregivers of preschool-age children.

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Friday, June 8, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Explosive Child 

Explosive children tend to be misunderstood, and their behavior is often
poorly addressed by traditional discipline strategies.  Learn how Collaborative Problem Solving
can help the parents of behaviorally challenging children.

For caregivers of school-age children.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

The Active Parent for Ages 7-12

Encourage the development of self-esteem and character in your children.
Encourage nonviolent conflict resolution inside the home and out.

For caregivers of children ages 7-12.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 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, June 15, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Last One Picked, First One Picked On

Some kids are often isolated and rejected by peers, lacking social skills to make and keep friends.

For caregivers of children of all ages.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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 parents of preteens and teens.

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We are sorry, but this workshop has been canceled.
Please call us at 325-3145 if you have any
questions or need more information.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am

Effective Limit-Setting

Setting limits needs a balance between having some control over children’s
behavior, while allowing them to develop self-control in less critical areas.

For parents of toddlers to tweens.

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Monday, June 25, 2018 from 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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Wednesdays, June 27 and July 11 & 18, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Improving Parent-Child Relationships

Learn how to take calm action to accomplish the challenging job of raising children.

For parents of children ages 3 through the tween years.

You may attend any or all parts of this three-part series.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 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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