Family Central Event: “Fueling Kids for Success” January 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm


When:  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Where:  Albert Wisner Public Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY 10990
Presented by: Family Central
Cost: Free
Contact: Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047 ext. 3
Registration Link:

Family Central Events: Oct – Dec 2018

Family Central is a grassroots movement based in Warwick, dedicated to safeguarding childhood and supporting family life. All programs given at the AWP Library.  Register to attend a program: visit or call 986-1047 ext. 3

Natural Parenting Classes with Healthy Living Educator Anna Lopez (

Oct. 27 • 10am to noon
Creating a More Natural and Relaxed Lifestyle for Your Family from Birth
Learn how to address root causes of stress in your life and to help your children grow up in a more relaxed environment from day one. This presentation is for expectant parents and parents of children 0 – 2 years.

Nov. 19 • 10am to 11:30am
Comfort Through Food During Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
Learn how the right meals during these times (and how to prep them) can change your energy levels and health. This presentation is created for expectant parents.

Dec. 3 • 10am to 11:30am
Adopting a Healthier and More Eco-Sustainable Lifestyle:
Tips and Best Practices
Learn how we can affect positive change within ourselves, and in our own families. by taking a few extra steps. This presentation is for people of all ages.

Nov. 17 • 10am to noon
What to Know About Parental Controls & Keeping Your Kids Safe Online*
Have you talked with your kids about screen-time limits and responsible online behavior but find it tough to manage what they do when you’re not around? Learn what parents can do to minimize the harmful activities that digital devices allow young people to participate in, often without adult knowledge or supervision.

Join us for a discussion of the latest research, tips, and tools on what really keeps kids safe. Learn the best privacy settings available for computers and smartphones and the ins-and-outs of parental controls.

*PRESENTER: Don Robertson has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. He currently manages internal solutions deployment for a global accounting firm. Don is the father of an independent 15 year old daughter who has been the inspiration for his research and experience with internet safety and family controls. Don and his wife Teresa have been residents of Warwick for over 12 years.

Family Central presents “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”

RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary film that delves into the science of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress.  Now understood to be one of leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on both health and behavior.
However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable.  These physicians, educators, social workers, and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect.  And they’re using cutting-edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.Please come to the screening of this important documentary.  Discussion will follow the film.  Refreshments will be served.
Date:  Sunday, September 30, 2018 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or
Age Group: Adult, Teen

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Taking Time to Transition: Back to School…The Basics

Family Central
Albert Wisner Public Library


August 14, 6:30pm

With summer winding down and school gearing up, August presents an opportune time to develop back to school habits and routines. This
presentation provides parents with:

• Terrific tips for keeping track of after school activities
• Setting up a homework space, and building a system for backpacks.
• Establishing good habits related to sleeping,
• Reducing screen time
• Setting goals

This workshop will ensure a super sweet (and smooth) start to a new
school year… The H.O.P.E. DAYLEE USA Way!
Hope Stuart has experience as a classroom teacher, school principal, professional organizer, and education consultant. She is the President and CEO of H.O.P.E. DAYLEE USA, Organized Efficiency Specialists.

August 14, 6:30pm
Register online at or call 986-1047

Family Central NY: 2nd Annual “Ladybug Picnic”, June 16, 2018

Come to a Ladybug Picnic and celebrate the beginning of summer!

PINE ISLAND – Family Central will host their 2nd Annual “Ladybug Picnic”, a family-friendly event on Saturday, June 16, from 4 – 7pm, at the Pine Island Town Park (Kay Road off County Route 1).

Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us for this fun filled family event. Witness the joy and curiosity your child will experience when handfuls of Ladybugs are released into the park’s pollinator garden. Greenwood Lake Garden Center’s owner, Stacy Lawrence, will be on hand to educate the children on the ladybugs’ important role in the environment. Carlos Cardona, a local musician, will play popular tunes on his guitar for all to enjoy. We also encourage you to bring an instrument and create your own “band.”

Families will enjoy our arts and craft area with ladybug-themed projects. There is also an exciting ladybug hunt, just like an egg hunt but with painted ladybug rocks instead! For those kids who love full body exercise we will have an old-fashioned “onion sack” race and a jump rope contest.

Pine Island Town Park is a great little park where guests may also visit the Butterfly Garden and playground area. Bring a book to swap at the Little Free Library in the park. Parking and bathroom facilities are available. For information, contact

A donation of $15 per family is suggested to support our Newborn Welcome Bags which are given to all babies born at St. Anthony’s Community Hospital. Learn more about us at:

Family Central is an all-volunteer parenting support network for parents and caregivers of children from birth through adolescence. We welcome donations through our partnership with Community 2000, a 501c3 quality-of-life organization in Warwick, NY since 1994.

We are grateful to the following event sponsors: