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BREASTFEEDING n La Leche League International www.lllusa.org La Leche League has several groups meeting in WNY as well as leaders who are available to answer your questions about breastfeeding. If you are unable to find a leader in your area, call 1-877-4-LALECHE (1-877-452-5324). Amherst • Cynthia, 716-989-7070; Cindy, 716-835-7504. East Aurora • Karen, 716-652-0225. Hamburg/West Seneca • Kimberly, 716-997-4662; Amanda, 716-220-1597. Niagara Falls • Christine, 716-523-1143. CHILD SUPPORT ASSISTANCE n Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Erie Co. Dept. of Social Services Rath Building, 7th Floor Buffalo, NY 14202 Helpline: 888-208-4485 (8am-7pm) CSE can help locate the non-custodial parent, help parents establish pater- nity if either has any doubt about the identity of a child’s biologi- cal father, help the custodial parent file a petition in Family Court for an order of support, and enforces a child support order when the non-custo- dial parent does not pay. The child support en- forcement program has legislative authority to collect overdue child sup- port (arrears) and to obtain medical coverage through a variety of administrative procedures. Some administrative pro- cedures can be put into action without going to court. Noncustodial parents who fail to pay child support can be subject to having the funds automatically deducted from their wages; unemployment payments, federal and/or state tax refunds, and lottery winnings can be intercepted; financial assets, including bank ac- counts, can be seized. Delinquent non- custodial parents can also have their NY State drivers license suspended and can be prevented from obtaining or renewing their passports. For further information about Child Sup- port Services in New York State visit www.newyorkchildsupport.com. DIVORCE SUPPORT n NY State Parent Education & Awareness Program http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/parent-ed/ Launched in 2005, and offered under the auspices of Catholic Charities of Buffalo here in WNY, this program is designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The primary goal is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of ongoing parental conflict in order to foster and promote their children’s healthy adjustment and development. Topics addressed in the Parenting & Child Well-Being portion of the curriculum include: 1) Creating and Maintaining Support- ive Parent-Child Relationships 2) Providing a Stable, Supportive Home Environment 3) Maintaining Healthy Parental Functioning & Psy- chological Well-Being 4) Protecting Children from Ongoing Conflict Between Parents. Monthly membership model of outpatient pediatric medical care – No copays or deductibles required Purely Pediatrics Medical direction available in person or through text/email/Facetime Newborn home visits A Pediatrician who knows your child Dr. Susan Wiepert 110 C North Seventh St., Lewiston, NY 14092 716-205-3282 www.purelypediatrics.com SHOP SMART! Clothing • Toys • Baby Items Brand New Affordable Maternity Up to 70% OFF Retail MOMS ’n Tots Unrivaled Maternity & Kids Consignments Since 1991 4279 Delaware Avenue, Tonawanda, NY (1/4 mile N. of I-290 across from Valu) 695-2220 www.momsntots.net Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10-4, Th 12-8 ne You are NOT alo An overview of the Legal Process is also included. In Erie County, there are “Our Kids: A Parent Education & Awareness Program” class locations in Amherst, Buffalo, and Ham- burg; contact Amy Morris, 716-896-6390 ext. 3105 or email amy.morris@ccwny.org. In Niagara County, there are class lo- cations in Niagara Falls and Lockport; contact Marie Ross, 716-282-2351 or email marie.ross@ccwny.org. If you live in any other county, visit the web site for a list of providers. n New York State Council on Divorce Mediation http://nysmediate.org/ Divorce mediation is a voluntary, co- operative settlement process in which – continued next page Lynne Rifkin Shine, LMHC, CRC NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor • Specializing in Couples & Relationship Counseling • Infertility • Parenting • Grief & Loss • Anxiety & Depression 716-725-7158 | 716-689-3110 Ext. 1 1660 Hopkins Road, Suite 103 Amherst, NY 14068 www.auduboncounseling.com  Parenting Resources  Parenting Resources  39