359 Ballston Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY   
Phone: 518-587-8008 - Fax: 518-587-8241

Educational and Prevention Programs

Programs are designed to teach participants about conflict resolution, how to acquire problem solving skills, and how to build and maintain healthy relationships.  The goal is to build stronger families where children feel loved and valued and can thrive in a safe and healthy environment. Programs include:



Anger Management

Our programs are designed to help participants learn to express strong emotions in a healthy, balanced way. Professional staff will help participants learn: what anger is, how to recognize things that make you angry, ways to recognize feelings of anger, and how to deal with anger.

  • How to stay in control
  • Communication
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting personal goals

See Program Calendar here.



Child Custody Stress Prevention Program

Child Custody Stress Prevention Program works with separating/divorcing parents to focus attention on the needs and development of their children. Striving to prevent more serious social and emotional harm to children, the program attempts to reduce the conditions which produce stress. The program focuses on the need for stability between separating parents, to more constructively address custody issues and enhance co-parenting, where it is safe to do so.

Children and parents benefit by experiencing less stress in their lives at an already difficult time. Since its inception in 1982, this program has helped thousands of families through the difficult process of divorce.

Topics include:

Parents and Children

  • Changes caused by marital separation
  • Separating marital from parental issues
  • Establishing a business like relationship
  • Cooperative and parallel parenting

Children’s Needs

  • Children’s reaction to divorce, loss, change
  • Helping children cope with family re-adjustments
  • Successful outcomes for children of divorce
  • Talking to children about family change Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Conflict reduction methods
  • Mediation and its application
  • Continued parenting and taking
  • Responsibility for meeting children’s needs The Legal System
  • Child custody law, history, trends
  • How courts determine custody

See Program Calendar here.




Educating and Empowering Children to Stay Safe

Educating and Empowering Children to Stay Safe is an educational program that meets the New York State mandate to annually educate all students, kindergarten through sixth grade concerning prevention of child sexual abuse. The objectives of this program are to:

  • Decrease the incidence and effects of child abuse and neglect
  • Increase student, parent and faculty awareness of ways to keep children safe. This program offers supportive services to families and school personnel to help meet identified needs in students, enabling them to be more successful in school
  • Assist schools in meeting the New York State mandate with a child friendly program presented by facilitators trained specifically in this area

Program objectives are met through interactive classroom training utilizing discussion, Q&A, videos, and role-playing. This program is structured to educate children so that they understand safety rules and take ownership and control of their bodies.

See Program Calendar here.




Parenting Programs

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of parents/ caregivers who want to improve their parenting skills, develop child-rearing knowledge and learn and practice the skills needed to raise healthy, happy children.  All participants must complete a phone intake before attending our programs.

  • Learn age appropriate child development skills
  • Develop and practice positive discipline techniques
  • Building family communication
  • Develop personal parenting goals
  • Understanding family values and roles

See Program Calendar here.