2008 Parent Handy Book
Parent Handbook of
 Otsego Area Community Resources

Otsego Committee on Child Abuse & Neglect
P.O. Box 13326
Oneonta, New York 13820



 Dear Friends of Children and Families,

We are again pleased to be able to provide the latest edition of the Parent HandyBook, a resource guide to services that can help parents and professionals in the Otsego County area deal with the challenges of family life.  Copies of this booklet are available in print at area libraries and local agencies, on CD-ROMs  by request at the above address, and online at Handybook2008.pdf.

The Otsego Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCCAN) hopes that knowing where to turn for help will make a difference in dealing with the ordinary  --- and extraordinary --- stresses of family life.  OCCAN, since its origins in 1978, has focused on child abuse/neglect prevention through public awareness and professional development.  This is OCCAN’s 21st year  of presenting local conferences.  This edition of the HandyBook is our 5th since 1992.   OCCAN is a local organizational affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse – New York (www.preventchildabuseny.org.)

We are again grateful to Bassett Healthcare and Fox Hospital for underwriting the cost of printing, and to Bassett's Printing Services for production. We thank Betsy Hayes for diligent and creative work in typing, formatting and editing; her work was underwritten by Penn Traffic Corporation and their Cooperstown store’s  "Caring for Children Campaign".  We thank Brian Pokorny for technical assistance and support of this project.


While we have listed many services and organizations, you must make your own judgment about whether the service will work for you and your family. We know that there may be resources we haven't listed, but which may be useful to include in future editions. Please let us know your suggestions: OCCAN, PO Box 1332, Oneonta, NY 13820.



The members of Otsego Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCCAN):

 Amber Aeschbacher – LEAF Council on Alcoholism/Addictions
Eve Bouboulis – Otsego County Department of Social Services
Bill Hayes – Bassett Healthcare
Rich McCaffery – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Otsego County
Jo Spencer – Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties

Megan Stanley – Opportunities for Otsego


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