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Parenting and Family Education (PAFE)

Family, in all its diverse forms, is the heart and backbone of a healthy society. Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through strength-based programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put evidence-based information to work in their lives. CCEDC provides support for relative caregivers through monthly meetings, parenting workshops focusing on positive discipline for parents and caregivers, adult leadership development through volunteer involvement and youth development activities.

RAPP youth enjoying a night of skating at the Holiday Drop and Shop event on December 13, 2013.

RAPP for Youth

RAPP offers educational youth activities for school aged children at the same time as Coffee and Conversation at our Amenia and Poughkeepsie locations.

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Parenting Workshops

Raising children is a rewarding but often challenging job, especially in today's society. Our workshops offer parents & guardians the skills to help better understand, guide, & nurture their children

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Jessica Canale
Family and Consumer Education Team Leader
(845) 677-8223, ext. 137

Last updated January 30, 2019