Family Resource Center

Events, Programs & Resources

What Parents Should Know About Vaping
Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00pm
South Orangetown Middle School
*This event will be held in the SOMS band room; please park at Erie Street entrance.*

Join Superintendent Dr. Robert Pritchard, South Orangetown Middle School Principal Dr. Karen Tesik and Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence (RCADD) Prevention Program Coordinator Margarita Santana, CASAC-T, to learn what vaping is, what products look like, the associated health risks and how to talk about it with adolescents. Participant Q&A and small group discussion will follow the presentation and a take-home resource will be provided.

“What Parents Should Know About Vaping” is the second SOCSD Families Talk About Substance Use community forum this school year. This collaborative effort, supported by the South Orangetown PTAs and SOCASA, aims to engage the South Orangetown community in working together to develop solutions to the substance use crisis affecting our children.

FRC Playgroup
Friday, April 13, 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.

Check out our new Community Resources page under Quick Links!

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.

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