Parenting and Family Life Resources

Children don’t come with directions, yet no formal structure exists to help individuals with the challenging job of caring for children. As part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department of CCE-OC, we are committed to helping families succeed by providing current research based educational programs and resources to parents and those who care for children.

The goal of the Parenting and Family Life program is to help others:

• Gain an understanding of human development through the lifespan
• Increase confidence in their roles as parents and caregivers
• Improve communication skills within the family
• Decrease feelings of isolation
• Enhance parent/child/family interaction
• Enjoy their children and family members
• Learn new practical skills to help with everyday caregiving issues

Why is our program special?
Due to our relationship with Cornell University, we provide the most current research based information and resources to address cutting edge parenting and family life issues. Our collaboration with local, state and federal agencies allows us to bring these programs to the general public at minimal or no cost – scholarships are available. Our Consumer Helpline is available to help answer questions or make referrals.

Where can you find our programs?
Our collaboration with local, state and federal agencies allows us to offer programs to the general public at minimal or no cost – scholarships are available. We serve the entire county, and do our best to hold programs at various locations and times throughout the year. If you would like to attend or sponsor a program and need further information, please click on the “buttons” below, or feel free to contact us at 845-344-1234.

Our Parenting and Family Life Staff includes:

Suzy McCormack, Family & Consumer Sciences Issue Leader sm2678@cornell.edu
Meghan Young, Family & Consumer Sciences Resource Educator– Nutrition and Financial Management my498@cornell.edu
Logan Brennan, Family Education Coordinator, RAPP lb595@cornell.edu
Julika von Stackelberg, Parenting Coordinator jv426@cornell.edu
Linda Coleman, RAPP Youth Coordinator lmc84@cornell.edu
Annemarie Stephens, Nutrition Program Educator as488@cornell.eduI
Irma Arce, Nutrition Program Educator iia2@cornell.edu
Sandra McIntosh, Family & Consumer Sciences Program Educator smw29@cornell.edu
Christina M. Ortega, Family & Consumer Sciences Administrative Assistant cmo37@cornell.edu

EAT SMART NEW YORK

Stefanie W. Hubert, MS, Regional Project Manager sh379@cornell.edu
Shayna McGeady Russo, MS, Regional Coordinator smr255@cornell.edu
Erica Dahl, BS, Nutrition Educator edd58@cornell.edu
Steven Alihonou, MS, Regional Senior Nutritionist sa2277@cornell.edu
Tiffany Glavan, MBA, Regional Administrative Assistant/bookkeeper tg257@cornell.edu
Leslie Dunbar, Eat Smart New York Regional Administrative Assistant lad266@cornell.edu

AGRICULTURE

Maire Ullrich, Agriculture Issue Leader mru2@cornell.edu
Rachel Moody, Equine/Livestock Resource Educatorram72@cornell.edu
Erik Schellenberg, Commercial Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator jk2642@cornell.edu
Stiles Najac, Food Security Coordinator srn28@cornell.edu
Jill Van Aken, Ag Administrative Assistant jd863@cornell.edu

Last updated March 30, 2018

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Last updated March 30, 2018