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—–PARENTING RESOURCES—–

Compiled by Drs Craddock and Upadhyaya, Residents at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Last updated on Jan 31st, 2008.

CENTER FOR COUPLES AND FAMILY THERAPY

Families are a powerful resource available to individuals attempting to cope successfully with major psychological, medical, or societal difficulties. By strengthening existing resources and helping family members to work collaboratively toward inventive solutions to tough problems, family therapy can be of immense benefit to people at times of major stress.
– CONTACT INFO:
Contact person, Arlene Foreman, M.S.
(888)528-6407
Center for Couples and Family Therapy’s Website

CENTER FOR FAMILY EXCELLENCE

The Center for Family Excellence has been working to help families survive and thrive amid adversity. Each program works to restore, sustain and strengthen family relationships that are under potential distress. Center staff work directly with families, and collaborate with other human service providers, to prevent and interrupt cycles of behavior that are destructive to individuals, families and neighborhoods.
– CONTACT INFO:
409 Dinwiddie St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 232-0314
Center for Family Excellence Website

CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES (CYF)

CYFS is making a difference by giving these kids the chance to:
‘ Have a healthy, happy start in life
‘ Receive the best child care possible
‘ Grow strong with successful parenting
‘ Learn how to make safe and healthy choices
‘ Become successful learners and lifelong readers
‘ Live safely in their home communities
‘ Heal from abuse and neglect
CYF Website

FAMILY CARE CONNECTIONS

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Family Care Connection Centers provides both general and specialized social services for all members of the family, particularly children, adolescents and mothers. Services include:
‘ Nurse home visiting
‘ Mental health services
‘ Substance abuse prevention and treatment
‘ Child development
‘ Parenting education
‘ Community building
There are six Family Care Connection Centers in the Pittsburgh area: In Braddock, Lawrenceville, Mt.Oliver, Rankin, Turtle Creek and Wilkinsburg.
Family Care Connections Website

FAMILY LINKS

FamilyLinks is a non-profit social service agency that provides mental health and mental retardation programs, youth and family development programs, adult community services, alcohol and other drug treatment, and school-based prevention services to children, families and individuals throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
– CONTACT INFO:
2644 Banksville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412-343-7166
Family Links’ Website

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Family Resource Center was created to ensure that families have access to accurate, up-to-date information about pediatric illnesses and conditions.
Family Resource Center Website

PARENTAL STRESS CENTER

The goal of this center is to reunify and maintain unification with children and their families and to build relationships and strengthen communities.
– CONATCT INFO:
5877 Commerce St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 361-4800
Stress Center’s Website

THE URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh currently operates two family support centers that are part of a growing network that makes up the family support movement in Allegheny County. Currently located in Duquesne City and Northview Heights, these centers help families with young children remain stable and prevent family dissolution.
– CONTACT INFO:
101 Hazlett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(412) 323-1020
Urban League Website

WPIC CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

The program is designed to:
‘ evaluate the needs of each child or adolescent
‘ provide training in fire safety and/or psychological/behavioral skills, as needed
‘ help parents and families cope with the aftermath of a fire
‘ minimize the risk of future firesetting
WPIC’S Main Website