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August 2018

Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

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Free

Communicating without Arguing or Attitude

Tuesday, Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday evenings August 14 and 21
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

You can have a much calmer home and smoother pre-teen and teen years. Turn arguments into discussions. Understand why children and teens communicate the way they do. Watch demonstrations of how to handle infuriating attitudes and avoid relentless arguing. Nurture respectful communications in your home. With Parkie Boley.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Full: Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., June 13 through September 19 (except July 4).
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This class is full.  Please fill out the wait list form (below) to be contacted the next time this series is offered. What Is Sober Parenting Journey? Sober Parenting Journey is a 14 week session group (2 hours weekly) specifically designed for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused action.…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Smooth Daily Routines

Thursday, Aug 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

As the summer winds up, it's time to shift gears from the carefree summer schedule to one that will help set your kids up for success this coming school year. We'll share tips for getting up and out, and establishing healthy homework and bedtime habits. With Parkie Boley.  

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No Family Center Programs this week

Monday, Aug 27 - Friday, Aug 31
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

With the exception of Mother-to-Mother Connections and Sober Parenting Journey, which will still be held, there will be no playgroups, parent support groups or parenting classes held this week.  See you after Labor Day.

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September 2018

Free

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Sep 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Need some time to relax with other grownups? Want your kids to be socializing while you do? Kick back, get involved in relaxing activities, and recharge your parenting battery. Child care and refreshments included. Facilitated by Allison Dillon.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Class

Tuesday, Sep 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every 2nd, 4th (and 5th) Thursday morning
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers free parenting classes on the 2nd, 4th (and 5th if there is one) Thursdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. Free child care is always included if you sign up in advance! Please check back closer to the time to find out the topic for each class, or or sign up for our Family Focus newsletter to get announcements by email.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Co-Parenting Support Group

Wednesday, Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Second Wednesday each month 6-7:30 p.m.
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is taking a hiatus for the summer.  We will meet again starting September 12. Rebecca Buell Lavoie, CFM from Olive Branch Mediation leads a guided support group for parents looking for support around co-parenting.  The group will cover these topics: * information about how parental conflict impacts children * how to choose children over conflict * communication protocols and tools for successful co-parenting including Nonviolent Communication principles * tools for dealing with a difficult co-parent * co-parenting through…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Q&A: When to Worry and What to Do

Thursday, Sep 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

It's a few weeks into the school year and your 5-year-old cries at every drop off. Your 7-year-old refuses to go upstairs alone. Your 9-year-old wants to sleep with you and your 11-year-old falls apart when she isn't sure what her teacher expects on an assignment. Are these phases your child will outgrow, or signs of a bigger problem? Should you wait? Should you worry? Is there anything you can do? Join psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Dawn Huebner for…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Class

Tuesday, Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every Tuesday evening
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers free parenting classes every Tuesday evening on a wide range of topics. Free child care is always included if you sign up in advance! Please check back closer to the time to find out the topic for each evening, or sign up for our Family Focus newsletter to get announcements by email.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Sep 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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The first and third Thursday morning each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday morning of each month. Need some time to relax with other grownups? Want your kids to be socializing while you do? Kick back, get involved in relaxing activities, and recharge your parenting battery. Child care and refreshments included. With Allison Dillon.

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October 2018

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Specialized Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities

Wednesday, Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Partners in Health, a program of Families First, invites you to join us for a presentation on specialized accounts for individuals and families of children with disabilities. STABLE NH offers tax-free accounts to eligible New Hampshire individuals with disabilities to save and invest without losing federal needs-based benefits such as Medicaid and SSI. Program co-administrators, Executive Director Chuck Saia, and State Treasurer Bill Dwyer, will share the ins and outs of the program and answer your specific questions. Attendees will…

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