The Family Education Program provides home-based and group-based parenting education to families in Ulster County and Orange County, NY. We strive to strengthen and support families by “meeting them where they are at” and enhancing their nurturing skills. Family Educators offer home visits with parents and children at times that are conducive for learning. We provide supportive modeling and coaching of effective parenting skills, using a variety of resources, including the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting Program curriculum.
Family Educators offer assistance with accessing community resources and securing concrete needs. We also offer several parenting groups throughout the year, including the nationally acclaimed Parenting Journey I. In addition to providing parenting education, our Ulster County Family Education Program also offers supervised visitation services to families, through our collaborations with the Ulster County Department of Social Services and Ulster County Family Treatment Court. The education and support that the Family Education Program provides, helps families: enjoy being together, lower stress levels, increase children’s cooperation, discipline without yelling or hitting, and promote healthy communication for all family members.