Every parent or guardian comes away with new skills.
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Every parent or guardian comes away with new skills.

Strengthening Families helps adults and teens build communication skills.
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Strengthening Families helps adults and teens build communication skills.

Positive Parenting

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Albany County helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world.

We offer parenting/family education workshops, as listed below. Please see our calendar of events to register for a current workshop.

If your organization would like to host a workshop, or if you have questions, please contact:

Maria DeLucia-Evans, Community Educator

518.765.3559

mkd59@cornell.edu.

Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families program is an interactive series of six workshops that allow parents/caregivers to spend special time with their youth and help him/her be successful in the teen years. During each session, parents/caregivers and their youth will learn ways to build on existing strengths, improve communication skills, and have fun together as a family.

Dinner is provided at each workshop, and each family will win a family fun gift basket during the course of the series.

Topics to expect:

  • How to set limits while supporting growth
  • What kids and parents need from each other
  • Developing emotional awareness
  • The challenges of friends and peer pressure
  • Keeping family love alive and giving compliments

The Strengthening Families Program strives to empower families. We celebrate family strengths, improve communication skills, and provide support to both youth and parents/caregivers.

Parent & Teen Communication: Strategies for Effective Family Talk

In this two-hour workshop, parents/caregivers and their teens (ages 13+) will explore ways to improve family communication through interactive, fun activities. Families will identify and build on existing strengths to improve listening skills, understand what parents and youth need from each other, and practice strategies to deal with family conflict.


Last updated May 27, 2015