Resources for Families, Individuals and Professionals


Family Center events, Family Center Fundraisers, even Community Events are listed in our comprehensive calendar of events.

October 4, 2017, 9:00 am Until May 31, 2018

Play Central

A weekly drop-in play program that allows children to be active and caregivers to socialize at an indoor setting. Enjoy sessions featuring arts & crafts, circle times and more.


February 1, 2018, 6:00 pm Until June 7, 2018

HOPE: Suicide Survivor Support Group (ages 14-18)

Suicide Survivor Support Group for adolescents affected by suicide – ages 14-18.
Meeting dates 2/1/18-6/7/18, 6pm-7pm, meets every other Thursday.


Register by emailing

Cosponsored by AFSP and Kevin’s Song


April 10, 2018, 6:30 pm Until May 15, 2018

Active Parenting Teens

A 6-week series includes communication and discipline skills as well as new emphasis on the hot topics of School Success, teen bullying, and Alcohol, Tobacco and other drugs.


April 10, 2018, 6:30 pm Until May 8, 2018

First Five Years

This 5-week program includes basic parenting skills with discipline that really works plus a chapter on preparing for school success FREE childcare, book, and Paper People Program for children in childcare.


April 26, 2018, 4:00 pm

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know if affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is time to learn the facts. The program provides education on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Presented by Lakeshore Senior Living in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association


RSVP to Rachel Nagorsen 586-218-6228 or

Download Event Info Sheet PDF


April 28, 2018, 8:30 am

Teaching and Leading Children & Children Exposed to Trauma

Explore techniques to assist early childhood teachers and childcare providers working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their parents with a special segment that focuses on working with children who have been exposed to trauma.


May 3, 2018, 5:00 pm

ANTI-STIGMA FORUM – Opiates: Wonder Drugs in the Wonder Years

Speakers will discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on children and adolescents, share personal experiences and bring awareness to the national epidemic and ways Michigan is working to reduce overdoses, addiction and deaths. The Anti-Stigma Forum is held during Mental Health Awareness Month and focuses on issues of mental health and the associated stigma.

Keynote speaker, Ken Daniels is the Play-by-Play Announcer for Detroit Red Wings. Ken lost his son Jamie to a drug overdose in 2016 at age 23. Daniels presents a strong and powerful message to the community, especially student athletes and parents, about the ever growing opioid crisis.

More info online

Register online

or E-mail

Event Info PDF


May 10, 2018, 9:30 am

Meet & Greet: A Gathering for School, Mental Health and Other Professionals Working with Youth and Families

An Opportunity for all Community Professionals to…

  • Connect, exchange business cards & brochures (please bring with you)
  • Learn about The Family Center and its Association of Professionals
  • Share information with other community professionals working with youth and families (educators, therapists, physicians, attorneys, dentists, clergy, etc.)

May 11, 2018, 8:00 am

MAADAC Spring Conference


May 16, 2018, 7:00 pm Until May 17, 2018

Aging in Place

May 16, 7pm at Wilson Center: Senior Resources for Independent Living, 648 St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, FREE

Join us to discuss ways to enhance the quality of life for older adults experiencing functional and physical changes related to aging and ways to remain independent in your home. Learn about the new Wilson Center Senior Resources for Independent Living.

Featuring Marianne Garascia, social worker, and Cynthia Shields, nurse practitioner.

Register below or call 313.447.1374

2018 Spring Calendar PDF


May 24, 2018, 4:00 pm

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctors Visits and Legal/Financial Planning

This education offering provides helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The workshop reinforces to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved. Common difficult discussions include going to the doctor; when to stop driving; and making legal and financial plans.

Presented by Lakeshore Senior Living in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association


RSVP to Rachel Nagorsen 586-218-6228 or

Download Event Info Sheet PDF