Parenting/Family Support Groups

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Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experiences relating to adoption, birth control, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, foster care, kinship care, marriage, parenting, separation/divorce, single parenting, step families, blended families, grandparent rights or other family situations. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.

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CHILD PSYCHIATRY INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT UNITSEvaluates and treats children in the inpatient unit, aged 5-13 years, for emotional and behavioral problems, using short term stays (1-12 weeks). Discharge planning includes school placement, outpatient follow-up and family support. Also provides outpatient psychiatric evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents and families including medical assessments of medication for behavior disorders, school psychiatric evaluations, preschool assessment, forensic evaluation for various externalizing disorders such as affective disorders, hyperactivity, attention, impulsivity and conduct problems, affective disorders such as depression and/or mania and developmental disorders and language problems.SuffolkCHILD PSYCHIATRY INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT UNITSSTONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
CHILDREN'S CARE COORDINATIONOffers case management for Nassau County families with children diagnosed with a serious emotional disorder (SED). Creates and individualsized care plan to deliver apporopriate services to support the child and his/her family at achiving personal goals while remaining at home and in the community. Offers skill buildine, family support, respite care, crisis response and intensive -n-home services.NassauCHILDREN'S CARE COORDINATIONFAMILY AND CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION
CHILDRENS DAY PROGRAM SMITHTOWNServes children ages 5-21 with a diagnosis of autism, intellectual disability, or multiple disabilities. Teaches language and communication skills, self-help and activities of daily living, and behavior management. Other services include vocational activities, crisis intervention for families and parent education, counseling and support.SuffolkCHILDRENS DAY PROGRAM SMITHTOWNDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND THEIR FAMILIESProvides a range of programs and activities to help fill the gap in family-centered services for families and individuals affected by the ASD spectrum (Aspergers Syndrome). Activities include a recreation group, social skills group, sibling support group, parent and grandparent support group, tutoring, mentoring and babysitting for families affected by ASD. Call for further information.NassauCHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND THEIR FAMILIESTHE MARION & AARON GURAL JCC
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRYEvaluates and treats children in the inpatient unit, aged 5-13 years, for emotional and behavioral problems, using short term stays (1-12 weeks). Discharge planning includes school placement, outpatient follow-up and family support. Also provides outpatient psychiatric evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents and families including medical assessments of medication for behavior disorders, school psychiatric evaluations, preschool assessment, forensic evaluation for various externalizing disorders such as affective disorders, hyperactivity, attention, impulsivity and conduct problems, affective disorders such as depression and/or mania and developmental disorders and language problems.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRYSTONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/CHILD SUPPORT SERVICESOffers referral for support groups for victims of domestic violence and child support issues, conducts legal awareness seminars, and provides advocacy, information and referral, and assistance with entitlement.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-FAMILY SERVICES/OFFICE FOR WOMENTOWN OF BABYLON
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-HUNTINGTONProvides family focused integrated early intervention and preschool programs for children ages birth-5 years who have a range of developmental disabilities. Program includes diagnostic and evaluation services full and partial day classroom programs home visits by educators and clinicians parent education, counseling and support and speech, physical and occupational therapies. Also a UPK provider for the Huntington School District.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-HUNTINGTONDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-RONKONKOMAProvides family focused integrated early intervention and preschool programs for children ages birth-5 years who have a range of developmental disabilities. Program includes diagnostic and evaluation services, full and partial day classroom programs, home visits by educators and clinicians, parent education, counseling and support and speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Also a UPK provider for the Connetquot School District.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-RONKONKOMADEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
EARLY INTERVENTION, SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL AGED SERVICESProvides an Early Intervention(EI) and Committee on Preschool Special Education(CPSE) related services for children ages 0-5 who have developmental delays in areas including: communication, physical and motor, cognitive, social and emotional, and adaptive skills. Performs evaluations in all areas including diagnosing autism spectrum disorder. Offers individual treatment plans including: speech and language therapy including PROMPT physical and occupational therapy, special education, feeding therapy, nutritional and parent counseling, sensory integration training, play therapy, applied behavioral analysis (ABA), and education of the visually and hearing impaired. Offers bilingual services and evaluations, Mommy and Me groups, parent support groups, family training and transition counseling. School aged services through the Committee on Special Education (CSE) provided as indicated on the children's IEP. Trainings and workshops provided to schools, daycare and parent groups. Call for more information.NassauEARLY INTERVENTION, SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL AGED SERVICESMKSA LLC
EARLY INTERVENTION, SPECIAL EDUCATION PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGED SERVICESProvides an Early Intervention(EI) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) related services for children ages 0-5 who have developmental delays in areas including: communication, physical and motor, cognitive, social and emotional, and adaptive skills. Performs evaluations in all areas including diagnosing autism spectrum disorder. Offers individual treatment plans including: speech and language therapy, including PROMPT physical and occupational therapy, special education, feeding therapy, nutritional and parent counseling, sensory integration training, play therapy, applied behavioral analysis (ABA), audiological services and education of the visually and hearing impaired. Offers bilingual services and evaluations, parent support groups, family training and transition counseling. School aged services through the Committee on Special Education (CSE) provided as indicated on the child's IEP. Trainings and workshops provided to schools, daycare and parent groups. Call for more information.NassauEARLY INTERVENTION, SPECIAL EDUCATION PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGED SERVICESMKSA LLC
FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S CENTEROffers ongoing support groups and individual counseling for parents and children in the following areas: developmental milestones, physical and mental development of infants, cognitive, social and emotional development, language development, temperament and personality power struggles and discipline, negativism, sibling rivalry, individuality, toilet training, divorce, bereavement, hyperactivity (ADHD) and oppositional defiant behavior.SuffolkFAMILY AND CHILDREN'S CENTERHOPE HOUSE MINISTRIES
FAMILY CENTERIn partnership with Family Service League, provides family support through individual consultations, and referrals to health and human services. Staffed by a social worker, the services are free and open to families residing in the North Brookhaven area. All services are confidential. Call for additional information or to schedule an appointment.SuffolkFAMILY CENTERMIDDLE COUNTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMProvides family support services including information and referral. Offers advocacy for entitlements and parenting skills training for developmentally disabled persons.SuffolkFAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMBOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE BELLPORT AREA
FEINGOLD ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S.Provides the following: information on the relationship of food additives on a person's behavior, learning and health, dietary program for the attention deficit, autistic, pervasive developmental delay and chemically sensitive individual and written materials that help determine and avoid salicylates in foods, medications and other areas. Also offers food shopping guide, and telephone support from peer parents. Newsletter available.SuffolkFEINGOLD ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S.FEINGOLD ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S.
HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICESMedicaid Waiver program for emotionally handicapped children and adolescents 5-18 years. Designed to avoid placement in a residential psychiatric facility or a psychiatric hospital. Services include Intensive Care coordination, family support, skill building, respite care, parent training and crisis response. Call for further information.NassauHOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICESFAMILY AND CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION
INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL CLASSESProvides a multidisciplinary evaluation for children 3-5yrs, a 2 1/2 hour integrated classroom with individual or group therapies. Typical children, ages 3-5yrs, may enroll in the class paying a tuition fee. Also provides parent education programs and parent support group.SuffolkINTEGRATED PRESCHOOL CLASSESBUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
KRASNER PSYCHOLOGICAL CENTERServices provided at the KPC are based on cognitive-behavioral treatment models, which address the “here and now” and the problem thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be associated with your distress. Our therapy is active and involves a collaborative effort and commitment between you and your therapist as you work towards measurable goals. CBT-based interventions are available for a wide range of problems, as typically found in outpatient clinics. Problems addressed include issues related to anxiety difficulties, adjustment problems, depression, grief, trauma, anger control problems, issues related to parenting, conduct issues with children, relationship and couple problems, sexual difficulties, occupational difficulties, academic problems including learning difficulties and ADHD, as well as issues related to personality. In addition, at the KPC we have state-of-the art specialty clinics designed to address specific kinds of problems: Anxiety Disorders; Depressive Disorders; Couple and Marital Relationships and Children and Teens. We offer group therapy and Psychological Evaluations and Testing. All clients will first undergo a careful assessment. We offer one-on-one treatment, couple and family therapy, as well as several group therapy programs. Treatment is typically once weekly, although more intensive schedules are also possible when warranted. The length of treatment varies depending on the severity and types of clinical problems. The average duration of treatment is approximately 12 to 16 sessions. We operate on a Wait List system. After a brief phone screening process, which takes approximately 15 minutes, you are entered onto our Wait List, which allows us time to match your needs with the best appropriate therapist from our team. We do not contract with insurance providers; however, our fees are based on a sliding scale according to income and are considerably lower than those of practitioners in the community. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkKRASNER PSYCHOLOGICAL CENTERSTONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
MIDSHORE MOTHERS' CENTER INC.Offers a variety of mother's activities including a Mommy and Me program, support and discussion groups, professional lectures, and girls night outings. Call for further information.SuffolkMIDSHORE MOTHERS' CENTER INC.THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MOTHERS' CENTERS
MOTHERS' CENTER AT THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARYPeer-to-peer group meets weekly, providing opportunities to speak to other mothers, share parenting concerns, and gain support in parents' role as child's first teacher and mentor. Children welcome. Call for new sessions.NassauMOTHERS' CENTER AT THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARYTHE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MOTHERS' CENTERS
MOTHERS' CENTER-CENTEREACHPeer-to-peer group meets weekly providing opportunities to speak to other mothers, share parenting concerns, and gain support in parents' role as child's first teacher and mentor. Children welcome. New sessions begin every eight weeks. Call for further information.SuffolkMOTHERS' CENTER-CENTEREACHTHE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MOTHERS' CENTERS
MOTHERS' CENTER OF SOUTHWEST NASSAU, INC.Non-sectarian, non-hierarchal organization, member-run and supported, offering mothers a place to share their experiences of the transition of becoming a parent and child-rearing in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Four eight-week groups where child care is available in a center fully equipped for infants through toddlers. The Mother's Center philosophy and mission enables women to effectively use their individual and collective knowledge and experiences as catalysts for personal and societal changes that benefit mothers and families. Parent organization is the National Association of Mothers' Centers.NassauMOTHERS' CENTER OF SOUTHWEST NASSAU, INC.THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MOTHERS' CENTERS
MOTHERS' CENTER OF THE SOUTH SHOREOffers a variety of mother's activities including support and discussion groups, lectures and workshops, Mommy and Me classes, social events, Moms Night Out, movement and dance programs, book discussions, and craft programs. Child care is provided for children 9 months and older.SuffolkMOTHERS' CENTER OF THE SOUTH SHORETHE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MOTHERS' CENTERS
NASSAU COUNTY MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUBProvides support and guidance for parents and guardians of multiple birth children or children of approximately the same age. Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 8:00PM, except for July and December, at the Parkway Community Church.NassauNASSAU COUNTY MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUBNASSAU COUNTY MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUB
NATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON DEAF-BLINDNESS (NCDB)Assists in the transition of deaf-blind young people as they move from education to adult services. Provides technical assistance to public and private agencies and to parent groups who are working towards community integration and the enhancement of quality of life. This includes training and technical assistance in community-based living arrangements, employment, recreation and leisure, health and other individual and family support services. Offers small conferences, structured workshops, on-site and/or off-site program consultation and information and referral services.NassauNATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON DEAF-BLINDNESS (NCDB)HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS (HKNC)
NATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND (NFADB)Goals include advocacy, sharing information and resources, facilitating family organizations in each state, developing family/professional partnerships and support national policy to benefit people with deaf-blindness.NassauNATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND (NFADB)HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS (HKNC)
NEW MOTHERS' SUPPORT GROUPProvides a forum for new mothers to discuss issues related to motherhood and to build a support system of other new mothers. Call for more information.SuffolkNEW MOTHERS' SUPPORT GROUPGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
NEW YORK STATE CENTER FOR SUDDEN INFANT DEATHProvides information, support and guidance for families after the sudden and unexpected death of an infant due to SIDS or other causes. Coordinates bereavement support groups on Long Island and in other regions. Provides information and referral to other services. Offers educational programs for health care providers and other professionals, coordinates peer volunteers, and maintains offices in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, New York City and Stony Brook.SuffolkNEW YORK STATE CENTER FOR SUDDEN INFANT DEATHSTONY BROOK UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE
OBSTETRICS/NEONATAL SERVICESProvides obstetrical and neonatal medical services. Also offers expectant parents an array of pre- and post-natal classes including the following: early pregnancy class, First Time Around prepared childbirth, Lamaze Course breast feeding course labor refresher Lamaze course Big Brothers/Big Sisters Class Grandparents Class New Mother's Support Group Infant Massage Classes and Caring for Your Baby Class.SuffolkOBSTETRICS/NEONATAL SERVICESGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
PARENTING AWARENESSProvides free individual and group counseling and mutual support groups for parents of children in the North Shore communities. Includes Discipline is Not a Dirty Word for parents with children in Kindergarten-6th grade. Call for an appointment. Contract agency of the Brookhaven Town Youth Bureau.SuffolkPARENTING AWARENESSNORTH SHORE YOUTH COUNCIL
PARENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVEFifteen week parenting course designed to prepare participants from diverse backgrounds to take on leadership roles in their communities. Provides retreats, workshops and a practicum to empower participants. No cost meals and child care provided. Call for meeting times.SuffolkPARENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVECHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM/DISABILITIESProvides a comprehensive range of programs and services for children through young adult with developmental disabilities, language delay, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum disorders.NassauPARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM/DISABILITIESMID-ISLAND Y-JCC
PARENTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSERSOffers support group for parents of substance abusers. Call for schedule and assessment appointment. Licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS).SuffolkHORIZONS COUNSELING AND EDUCATION CENTERTOWN OF SMITHTOWN
PARENT STUDY COURSESProvides a six to eight week course in dealing with children and adolescents. Topics covered include roles in the family, personality development, encouragement, punishment, and rewards. Daytime and evening groups available. Support groups for parents who have completed the Parent Study Group are also available. Licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS).SuffolkHORIZONS COUNSELING AND EDUCATION CENTERTOWN OF SMITHTOWN
PARENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES PROJECTCoordinates a statewide effort to identify and develop resources for families in which a parent has a diagnosed mental illness. Seeks to increase awareness of the strengths and needs of parents with psychiatric disabilities, train mental health services providers in treatment issues, publicizing and dissemination materials and identify service gaps: advocating for these families. Identifies and links existing and evolving programs and parents, and facilitates the creation of new services.PARENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES PROJECTTHE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN NEW YORK STATE, INC.
PEDIATRIC SUPPORT GROUPSOffers pediatric support groups including: Hope for Hearts, a support group for parents and siblings of children with congenital heart defects Our Little Heroes/Oncology Parent Support Network, offering mutual support and guidance for families of children with cancer. Call for schedule/information.SuffolkPEDIATRIC SUPPORT GROUPSSTONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
PEER SUPPORT GROUPProvides a weekly support group for parents of children with special health care needs. Can assist families of children with catastrophic illness in sending siblings to summer day camp. Also provides educational law information, advocacy training and specialized information and resource referral. Call for directions.NassauPEER SUPPORT GROUPNEW SURVIVORS
PREGNANCY BASICSThis free one and a half hour program is recommended for expectant parents from as early in pregnancy as 12 weeks. Helps expectant parents best understand their pregnancy and how to handle changes, both emotional and physical. Develops confidence in ones ever-changing body and helps one become more organized and prepared. Hours vary. Call for schedule.SuffolkPREGNANCY BASICSCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
PRESCHOOLProvides a multidisciplinary evaluation for children 3-5 yrs of age a four hour and a two and one-half hour special education classroom with individual or group therapies. Also provides parent education programs and parent support group.SuffolkPRESCHOOLBUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION-MOMMY AND ME CLASSESOffers pre-school learning experiences in a variety of classes: Mommy & Me (11-16 months), Just About Two (17-22 months), and Transition to Separation (22-26 months). Parents participate. Call for further information.NassauPRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION-MOMMY AND ME CLASSESTHE MARION & AARON GURAL JCC
PREVENTION WORKSHOPS AND SUPPORT GROUPSOffers parenting workshops, anger management, creative arts workshops, social skills program and junior and teen leadership opportunities. Program is open to all but targets those affected by divorce, separation, alcohol, drug abuse, violence. Staff include licensed social workers, family specialists, special ed teachers, child and youth care workers, performing artists, and trained facilitators. Approved for court mandated clients.SuffolkPREVENTION WORKSHOPS AND SUPPORT GROUPSSUNSHINE PREVENTION CENTER FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES
PREVENTIVE SERVICES-WEST HEMPSTEADProvides services to prevent out of home placement for children whose families are referred by Nassau County DSS.. Outreach services include assessment of family concerns, intensive counseling, clinical services including individual and family therapy, referral to other necessary agencies, advocacy, parent education/groups, social/educational activities for the whole family.NassauPREVENTIVE SERVICES-WEST HEMPSTEADMERCYFIRST
RAISING MULTIPLESProvides information, resources, empathy and support for families of triplets, quadruplets or more. Can provide speakers on request. Call for more information.SuffolkRAISING MULTIPLESRAISING MULTIPLES
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMSProvides information, referral, advocacy, training and support for parents and professionals seeking programs and services for special needs children age birth to 26 with learning, developmental, emotional or physical disabilities. Can act as case manager if needed. Provides training and technical assistance on educational issues. Maintains database on special needs services in New York City region. Publishes directories, including a Comprehensive Directory and Directory of Camps and Summer programs. Designated a Parent Training and Information Center by the United States Department of Education.RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMSRESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, INC.
SOUTHOLD MOTHERS CLUBProvides a friendly, supportive atmosphere through enriching group activities. Offers a place to share parenting experiences and new ideas, celebrate the joys of motherhood, foster respect and tolerance for individual choices, and strengthen and empower families and community. Offers weekly play groups and children's activities as well as a monthly newsletter.SuffolkSOUTHOLD MOTHERS CLUBSOUTHOLD MOTHERS CLUB
SUPPORT GROUPSOffers a variety of support groups for children and adults. Call for current schedule of groups. Groups include Women's Recovery, Self-Esteem, Life Changes, Sobriety, Adolescent, Kids, Couples, Anger Management Skills, Parenting Skills, Relapse Prevention, Chemical Dependency, Co-Dependency.NassauSUPPORT GROUPSCOPAY, INC.
THE ALMA SOCIETYAssists adopted adults (over 18 yrs) who are searching for their original families. Membership includes adoptees (over 18 yrs), birth parents (whose children have reached 18 yrs of age), foster children (over 18 yrs) and adoptive parents. Offers registry databank search, workshops, advocates for the rights of adoptees.THE ALMA SOCIETYTHE ALMA SOCIETY

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