Free Local Parent Workshops

  • Parent to Parent of NYS - Statewide-Virtual Fathers Group at 7 p.m.
    May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9
    Parent to Parent of NYS Fathers Group to meet online via Zoom and discuss the role of dads in navigating their children’s special needs. Come join Chris Brewster for an informal meeting to share information, resources, and support. Parents of children and adults are welcome. 
    Register here.

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  • MHA - Transition a series of workshops for high school students, young adults, and parents/caregivers
    May 20 from noon - 2 p.m.
    Focusing on the various aspects of assuming adult responsibilities and the course one takes after high school. The program is being held at the University at Buffalo Center for Tomorrow (North Campus) from noon-2 pm. The first one is on May 20 where we have our keynote speaker, Duncan Kirkwood, who will be speaking on the topic of finding purpose. We will follow up with simultaneous workshops immediately after, one for youth and the parents/caregivers. View the flyer.

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  • Family Peer Support Group
    New Directions Youth and Family Services offered through Sweet Home Family Support Center
    Meetings held first Thursday of every month (starts May 4, 2023)
    In person meetings 6-7 p.m. at Sweet Home District Office, 1901 Sweet Home Road, enter door #6.
    Are you the parent or caregiver of a child in Erie County who struggles with emotional or behavorial health challenges. You are not alone?
    Get more information from the flyer.


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  • Co-Parenting Support Group
    Offered through the Clarence Schools Family Support Center, this group is for parents navigating the challenges of divorce and separation.

    Clarence has offered the group to the community.

    2023 dates include Feb. 15, March 15 & 29, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24, June 7 & 21.

    Contact 716-407-9244 or for more information.

    View the flyer.

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  • NAMI Buffalo & Erie County- Family Support Group Schedule
    NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned group wisdom. 

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