Family Resource Center

Events, Programs & Resources

Annual Flu Clinic for Adults
Tuesday, October 24, 2:00-6:00pm
There will be an Annual Flu Clinic on Tuesday, October 24 in the Tappan Zee High School Nurse’s Office for those ages 18 and older. CVS pharmacists will bring and administer both the four-strain (quadrivalent) vaccine and/or high dose (for people over age 65) vaccine.  Cost: Medicare, free. Most insurances, including Empire Plan, will cover. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you are considering getting the vaccine, please email your name to TZHS School Nurse Judy Flagg ([email protected]) to ensure that enough vaccine will be on hand. No penalties if you send your name and do not come.

FRC Playgroup
Friday, November 3, 9:30-10:30am
Come meet other South Orangetown families with toddlers and preschoolers! The Family Resource Center is hosting its first monthly playgroup at William O. Schaefer Elementary School for storytime, activity centers and music/movement! Playgroup is FREE and open to all South Orangetown residents with children ages 2-4.

Patient Parenting Course
Wednesdays, October 25-December 6, 6:00-8:00pm
Open to English- and Spanish-speaking parents and guardians. Dr. Vahid Najafi will facilitate this six-session course that will focus on skill development for parents and guardians. Participants will learn to:

  • Stay calm and help your child develop self-control
  • Enrich relationships with your children
  • Reinforce your child’s positive behaviors
  • Open lines of communication with your child
  • Increase your own self-confidence as well as that of your children

This course is offered by the Mental Health Association of Rockland County and Nanuet Family Resource Center and will be held at the George W. Miller Elementary School, 50 Blauvelt Road, Nanuet. Registration is FREE and participants will receive a copy of the Common Sense Parenting Book. Free child care will be provided. To register, forward parent/guardian name, mailing address, email address and children’s school and grades to:
*Rosa Liyim, MHA-Network: (845) 267-2172, ext. 283 | [email protected]
*Rose Ann Mercado, Nanuet Family Resource Center:  (845) 627-4889 | [email protected]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Saturday, November 4, 8:30am-4:30pm
SOMS PTA, SOCASA, and Wellcore will host a FREE 8-hour training session designed to give parents, caregivers, community members, and other concerned citizens the tools needed to assist a youth experiencing an emotional or mental crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help and connect them with appropriate care. Space is limited to 30 spots. Please see the flyer for complete information and the registration form here:

The Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30pm
Dominican College’s 5th Annual Health Care Symposium will feature panelist perspectives and an open dialogue on topics including: Rockland County epidemic, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, law enforcement, education and counseling. Moderator: Joan Facelle, MD, MPH, Former Commissioner of Health for Rockland County. Keynote Speaker: Thomas Zugibe, Rockland County District Attorney. For reservations and more information, please contact Dorothy Filoramo at (845) 848-7400 or [email protected] or register at

SOCSD Families Talk About Substance Use
Thursday, November 30, 7:30pm
Tappan Zee High School Cafeteria
The first session of an ongoing program to engage families in conversations and develop practical solutions to address substance abuse among kids in our community. This session will include a moderated panel of experts in the areas of treatment, prevention, and law enforcement; activities will be centered on educating and informing families about this epidemic and seeking collaborative solutions to help put an end to the crisis that is affecting the lives of our children. Click here to read Dr. Pritchard’s blog post about this event.

NAMI Basics for Parents & Caregivers
*Now registering for Spring 2018*
Has your child or adolescent been diagnosed with ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder or other emotional and/or behavioral difficulties? Is your child or adolescent having trouble in school and you feel that something is wrong, but you are just not sure what it is or what you should do about it? We understand because we have been there too.

NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child. Programs are offered in English and Spanish. There is no cost, but advance registration is required. For more information or to register, go to the NAMI Rockland website: or call (845) 359-8784.

Adult English As a Second Language (ESL) Programs
ESL classes are offered through One2One Learning and Rockland BOCES.

About the FRC

The South Orangetown Family Resource Center supports families as active partners in their children’s education, from pre-K through graduation. Programs and services are offered at no cost and include:

  • Parent workshops
  • Referrals to school and community resources
  • Monthly playgroups (ages 2-4)
  • Transition assistance for new families

The South Orangetown Family Resource Center (FRC) is part of the Rockland 21C Collaborative for Children and Youth, whose mission is to ensure the optimal development of every child by building a comprehensive support system that links family, school and community.


Family Resource Center
160 Van Wyck Road
Blauvelt, NY 10913

Jessenia Cursio
Social Worker | FRC Co-Coordinator
(845) 680-1134

Jessica Inglis
Social Worker | FRC Co-Coordinator
(845) 680-1028