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Families First is changing and growing! New York State has rolled out new Children and Family Treatment and Support Services, and Families First is pleased to be able to offer these to families in need. These include therapy services such as assessments and/or counseling, rehabilitation services such as skill building for children and families, and Family and Youth Peer Support Services. For a more detailed description of these services, please look under our Programs and Services Tab in the What We Do section.




How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. Stand up to them and choose joy instead with five ways to overcome self-defeating thoughts.

It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.

A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.