WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN FAMILY COMMUNITY SERVICES.
"An organization that promotes effective changes in the community"
The American Family offers seminars and workshops to our community members who are fully committed to improve their skills and to promote the well-being of our future generation.
These programs help to better understand the development of their children. We teach that through socialization, communication, discipline, emotional support, problem solving and other conflicts our young children may interact with others in a positive and effective way.
Our recent complementary Holistic program is also intended at improving the welfare of our community residents by providing training in preventive health issues.
The AFCS has played a positive role in our community and after many years of providing educational services, parents input, and through our own agency research we have found new sources of information that help us to improve our educational curricula and indeed our community residents.
Many of our participants believe that "parents have a moral, ethical and legal matter in the care and development of our children and their responsibilities include providing health, education, food, shelter, and security to protect them from any abuse". According to them, these "parent education programs should not only be given to adults, but should also aim to school children, mothers who are pregnant and parenting teens who begin to raise their children".
Our goal is to help parents, community members and families through our educational services and classroom group dynamics. We take advantage from the modern technology including video / audio. Also, we provide individual and family therapy thru third parties to help them to receive appropriate information to improve their skills.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of social workers, therapists and educators who are willing to work on issues that is relate to parents and families members and the community at large.
WHY THE AFCS IS UNIQUE:
In recent years, we have made a number of changes in every educational curriculum because parents brought up new topics of discussion and through research that was conducted by our organization; we have shown a very interesting and growing need for new educational approaches.
The changes that have been made in our curricula have been very positive and produce effective changes in our parents, specially our new young generation. According to their partners and themselves, our programs have helped them to improve their behavior and daily activities at home. These family dynamic changes have been recognized not only by parents that attended our programs, but also by family members, friends, foster parents agencies, child care organizations, lawyers and child advocates, civil and criminal courts staff, elected officials, community leaders, and ultimately health professionals.
We are confident that you can rely on us in our educational work and innovative programs that we use to address issues that pertain to our families. Our Spanish and English programs include: anger management, parenting skills, and domestic violence.
Our educational programs such as anger management, domestic violence and parenting skills are our core programs for almost a decade, but as of this year, the modules in each program have increased and this is in response to all the concerns we have received from our parents and AFCS staff.
The "Parenting Skills / School for Parents" is a unique and exclusive workshop to parents, caregivers, and community members to learn or enhance our communication skills with our children, and at the same time to build a healthy and positive environment in raising a child.
This program will help parents in managing their child behavior, help their child to succeed in school, understand child behavior, and ultimately provide techniques to reinforce their parent’s needs and understand better the child physical, emotional, social and intellectual development from infancy to adulthood.
The "Anger Management” program is aimed at parents and people interested in learning and understand that anger is a common emotion that is usually normal and occurs in response to an individual's perception of being threatened or to produce any physical damage. The manifestations of wrath typically include: irritability, physical or verbal aggression, and other manifestations such as anger and negativity. Anger can be continuous or intermittent directed inwards or outwards, intense or harmful.
The "Domestic Violence / Interfamily Violence" is aimed not only to victims of abuse, but also to perpetrators or abusers who wish to change their pattern of aggressive and coercive behaviors. These behaviors include physical attacks, sexual, and psychological as well as economic coercion that couples or adolescents use against their partners, and can cause bodily harm, criminal or daily episodes of anger.
The AFCS, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit educational tax exemption corporation, a NYS Charity Bureau Registered Organization that relies on financial grants from individuals, corporations, and foundations to provide these programs and many others services. • Incorporated 2005 • © 2013 American Family Community Services • All rights reserved.