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Fall 2010



To register for any of the workshops or groups listed below, please call The Family Service Association at 432-2870. Free childcare and refreshments, and limited help with transportation will be provided. One lucky person will receive a great door prize after each meeting.  Each group is limited to 15 people, so call and reserve your spot today! 


 DATE AND TIME                     EVENT                              LOCATION


Wednesday nights       HELP! ITS HOMEWORK TIME     First United Methodist Church

September 29th                                                                   66 Chestnut Street

October 6th and 13th                                                            Oneonta, New York

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Thursday mornings                                                                

September 30th

October 7th and 14th

9:30 to noon


HELP!  IT’S HOMEWORK TIME:   This series of three sessions is based on the book HELP! IT’S HOMEWORK TIME from Lee Canter’s Effective Parenting Books series.  These workshops will provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn ways to help and support kids with homework and school projects. The information that will be offered is appropriate to use for students ages 6 years to adult.  Each participant who attends all three sessions will have the opportunity to make a homework supply box to help kids complete homework assignments. 



HELP!  It’s Homework Time!

The Parenting Resource Center at The Family Service Association will be offering three free workshops that will focus on helping children get organized so they can get their homework completed.  The dates for the workshops are:


Morning series:        Thursday, September 30th 9:30 – 12:00

                                    Thursday, October 7th        9:30 – 12:00

                                    Thursday, October 14th       9:30 – 12:00

Evening series:        Wednesday, September 29th 6:00 - 8:30

                                    Wednesday, October 6th        6:00 – 8:30

                                    Wednesday, October 13th      6:00 – 8:30

Choose to attend on Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings.


Free child care and refreshments will be provided.

If you would like more information about these workshops or would like to register to attend, please fill in your name and phone number below and we will call you to sign you up.  Or you can call us at 432-2870 to ask questions or sign up for the workshop.




Phone number                                                                                                                               



Everyone who attends this series of workshops (all three) will get a chance to win a gently used bicycle for their child!  There are four bicycles available.  They were donated to FSA to be given away.




Thursday mornings                      LEGAL JAMS               First United Methodist Church

October 21st and 28th                                                          66 Chestnut Street

9:30 to noon                                                                       Oneonta, New York


Lori Bailey of Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network will join us for two sessions of

LEGAL JAMS.  Topics will include Understanding Legal Jams, How to Avoid and Stay out of Legal Jams, Miranda Rights, Dealing With Authority, and Situations in Which Teens Get Into Legal Trouble and What Parents Need to Know to Protect Themselves

and Their Teens.  






Thursday mornings       PUNISHMENT OR DISCIPLINE    First United Methodist Church

November 4th and 18th                                                           66 Chestnut Street

9:30 to noon                                                                          Oneonta, New York


What is the difference between punishment and discipline?  Is there a difference?  Join us as we look at the differences between the two and discuss what works with children of all ages. 






Wednesday evenings              KIDS IN THE MIDDLE         First United Methodist Church

November 10th and 17th                                                        66 Chestnut Street

December 1st and 15th                                                          Oneonta, New York

6:00 to 8:00 p.m..                               


KIDS IN THE MIDDLE is a four session program that addresses the needs of children who live in more than one home.  We look at what is positive for children who live in more than one home and what things may be difficult for them as they go between homes.  Through the discussion and activities we talk about what adults can do to make the move between homes easier for children. 






Thursday morning                      HOLIDAY STRESS           First United Methodist Church

December 9th                                                                        66 Chestnut Street

9:30 to Noon                                                                         Oneonta, New York 


The holiday season can be stressful for both parents and children.  In this workshop, we will look at some ways that parents can try to reduce the stress level for themselves and their children.







Other parenting information: resources that may be offering groups for parents and caregivers include the following:


1.     The Family Resource Network (FRN) also offers programs for parents and caregivers.  They are located at 46 Oneida Street in Oneonta.  For more information about their programs, call the Family Resource Network at (607) 432-0001 or (800) 305-8814. 

2.     Catholic Charities hosts videoconferences on topics that may be of interest to child care providers as well as parents and caretakers.  For more information on these videoconferences, call Catholic Charities at 432-0061.


Parenting Resource Center/The/Family Services Association

277 Chestnut Street

Oneonta, New York 13820

(607) 432-2870















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