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Parenting in the Midst of COVID-19

Adapted from the Science of Parenting Blog posted on March 16, 2020 written by Mackenzie Johnson If you’ve been following us, you know that our passion is providing parents like you with research-based information for your family. With concern around COVID-19, we’ve identified some trustworthy resources to help you navigate this ever-changing situation. COVID-19 Facts […]

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By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H., is a Human Development Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Family Health and Wellness Program. She can be reached at 631-727-7850 ext. 330 or at The Family Health and Wellness Program is pleased to announce a new resource for busy parents on the […]

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The Opioid Epidemic and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

By Dinah Torres Castro During the weeks leading up to Election Day, my mailbox was flooded with ads promoting various candidates running for office in Suffolk County. There was one in particular that caught my eye. The headline read, “Suffolk County Leads New York State with the Highest Rate of Overdose Deaths.” It went on […]


By Dinah Torres Castro Patience is a virtue, and it’s needed by parents every day. Imagine how difficult it is for grandparents and other relative caregivers to have that patience when they are called upon to raise their grandchildren or relatives. At a time in their lives when their thoughts should turn to planning a […]


By Dinah Torres Castro In the USA, 7.8 million children live in grandfamilies where grandparents or other relatives are the heads of households. For a number of reasons, these grandparents find themselves raising young children once again. Sometimes it is a temporary situation like when a young couple can’t find jobs and they leave their […]