Family Support Services

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Family Support Services is...

  • A program offered by the Cortland County Mental Health Department that serves the families of children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges.
  • Designed to provide supportive services that empower families and enhance their ability to care for their special-needs children in the home.
  • A program that operates on the principle of individualized care, recognizing that each family is unique in its strengths and needs.
  • A program whose goals include assisting families to improve overall functioning, reducing stress and restoring stability and assisting parents in developing effective parenting skills.

What Types of Services Are Provided?

  • Advocacy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Family recreational activities/annual events
  • Individual (One-on-One) Respite/Mentoring
  • Supportive counseling and case coordination
  • Information and referral services
  • Parent support and education groups
  • Planned group respite
  • TEAM Parents Program (intensive in-home parenting services)

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