ALBANY — CCE Albany Offers Parent Education Programs to support parents/caregivers of babies – teens in the New Year via Zoom. Virtual Strengthening Families Program (for parents/caregivers and youth,

ages 11 – 18) Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9. Youth program: 5:30–6 p.m.; Parent program: 6:30–7:30 p.m. Zoom registration link:

The Magic Years (for parents/caregivers of babies – children age 4) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11. Zoom registration link:

The Middle Years (for parents/caregivers of children ages 5 - 10) 10-11 a.m. Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13. Zoom registration link:

All programs are provided free of charge via Zoom. Advanced registration is required via the above registration links or with Maria at, text/phone 518-598-9937.

The Virtual Strengthening Families Program is a four-part, researched-based education program for parents/caregivers and youth, 11–18. Parents and youth will participate in separate virtual workshops learning ways to build on existing strengths, improve family communications skills, and share ideas on how to build family relationships. Topics include, understanding tween and teen development, strategies to improve family communication, internet and social media safety, creating a better understanding of tween and teen challenges, mindfulness, positive self-talk, and helpful discipline strategies. This program will also include resources and information relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on parenting and teens.

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