Free guidance, counsel, and support for families
CHC’s Family Resource Center ensures that families of deaf or hard of hearing children receive all the guidance and support they need. With generous private foundation funding, the Family Resource Center provides everyday advice, counseling and referrals at no cost to families. You’re invited to contact the Family Resource Center whether you’re a CHC client or not.
When you’re raising a child with hearing loss, you must equip yourself with the knowledge and resources you need to make monumental decisions on your child’s behalf. There’s no reason for kids who are deaf or hard of hearing to get less of out education, as many tireless parent-advocates know. We’re champions of parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, helping them to nurture their family, their child’s strengths, and a healthy balance in their own lives.
Parents of infants and children with hearing loss continually need comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate information to make informed treatment decisions, guide intervention, and improve quality of life. Very often, families are overwhelmed by a tremendous amount of often conflicting information. The Kellogg Family Resource Center at CHC has served thousands in desperate need of information, support, guidance, empathy, community, and excellent services for their children.
Inside the Family Resource Center, we’ve developed a compassionate environment where our consummate professionals can help fill the gaps—free of charge—between government and insurance stipulated care and what is actually needed. People can access the Family Resource Center regardless of whether they are CHC clients or not. Staff helps to usher parents, families, and children through complicated times of diagnoses, change, struggle, and “otherness,” fortifying them with our decades of experience and empathic approach.
Under the Family Resource Center we offer a wide range of programs for parents to connect with each other, learn from CHC experts and gain support from those experiencing similar situations. Additionally we offer recreational programs for children of all ages, providing a unique opportunity to socialize with their peers with hearing loss.
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Dana Selznick is Coordinator of the Family Resource Center. She is an education specialist dedicated to helping your child with hearing loss or auditory challenges get the support they need to thrive and reach their true potential. Dana is often the first point of contact for parents with a baby newly diagnosed with hearing loss, She provides information and guidance so that parents can make informed decisions about their child’s hearing health care and is an indispensable resource for parents seeking help in navigating Early Intervention (EI), Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE), Deaf Infant Program (DIP) and the New York State educational system.
As Coordinator of the Family Resource Center, she facilitates peer support through educational and social events that bring CHC families together throughout the year. Dana received an undergraduate degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education at the University of North Florida and her M.A. and M.Ed. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Elementary Education at Columbia University.
Please use the link below to contact Dana and learn how the Family Resource Center can be of help to you or a loved one. Dana can also be reached at 917-305-7855.
The Kellogg Family Resource Center’s programs and services are made possible by the generous support of J. C. Kellogg Foundation as well as The Achelis and Bodman Foundation, Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation, and The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation.