Helping parents strengthen families
A variety of programs work with parents to develop communication, discipline and coping skills to strengthen family systems and/or improve their children's academic and personal prospects for the future. Some programs are geared directly to parenting skills; others engage parents to support the work being done with youngsters or adolescents at risk.
Programs that enhance parenting skills include:
- Mary J. Blige Center for Women/A Different Start
- Family Advocacy
- Family Forums that provide a context within which parents of children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges can discuss issues with agency psychiatrists
- GPS (Guiding Parents through Services) - a resource referral for families in the Jewish community
- Parent-Child Home Program
- Young Parents Achieve!
WJCS also offers training for staff members and professionals to enhance their skills in assisting parents facing challenging home/family situations.
Contact: Amy Siniscalchi, LMSW, Assistant Executive Director, Children, Youth and Family Services
Phone: 914-761-0600 x 137 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org