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June 2018
Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Jun 26 @ 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 (includes child care with advance signup)

Rochester Sober Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

SOS Recovery Center,
63 South Main Street, Rochester

What is Sober Parenting Journey? Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-session group 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. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: - Identify Strengths and increase your resiliency. - Build greater trust and connections to others. - Become more confident in…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Family Internet Safety

Tuesday, Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

As your kids' Internet access increases with smartphones, laptops, gaming systems and more, the content your child sees becomes ever more complicated. Come learn how to develop a comprehensive plan for managing Internet use in your home on all devices. Wayne Moulton, Jr., of The Sages of RPG Gaming Group, will take parents on a tour of the parts of cyberspace that kids and teens are using these days. Learn how to stay current in this ever-changing area without spending…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Jun 27 @ 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

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. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify Strengths and increase your resiliency. Build greater trust and connections to others. Become more…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Tantrums and Temperaments

Thursday, Jun 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Are you looking for help dealing with temper tantrums in your household? Come join other parents to explore a variety of techniques to handle your child’s explosive emotions.  You'll walk away with new tools to help address episodes of anger and promote your child's emotional success. Facilitated by Parkie Boley.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Your Challenging Teen

Thursday, Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thursdays 6-7:30, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/14, 6/28
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Meets May 10, 24, June 14, 28. This group is for parents of teens (ages 12-21) who are struggling with emotional or behavioral problems. The group meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evening each month. Topics covered will be anger-management and mindfulness, limit-setting, substance use, bullying, social media use, trauma, co-parenting, teen brain development and how best to communicate with your teen. This parenting education and support group will provide parents with an opportunity to be with others in…

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July 2018
Free

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Jul 5 @ 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)

Helping Siblings Get Along

Tuesday, Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday evenings July 10 & 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

In this two-week class, parents will learn the surprising causes of sibling rivalry, when to intervene and when not to, and techniques for handling kids' feelings and behaviors. These strategies can be used for handling issues between playmates as well as siblings. With Parkie Boley.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Keeping Your Cool: Anger Help for Everyday Parenting

Thursday, Jul 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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2nd and 4th Thursdays, Jul. 12-Aug. 9, 9:30-11 a.m.
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Learn ways to reduce and handle anger so you can be the parent you want to be. Week 1: Turn angry reactions into helpful responses with stress reduction for parents, with Jill Capobianco~ Week 2: What happens in our brains when we become angry, with Pete Fifield, LCMHC ~ Week 3:  Identify and understand your personal triggers; how anger works; how kids "push our buttons"; and strategies for you and your kids, with Bob Pavlik, MEd.~  

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Free (Includes child care with advance signup)

Seabrook Parent Recharge

Thursday, Jul 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Six Thursdays, from July 12 through August 16, 10-11:30 a.m.
Rockingham Community Action,
146 Lafayette Road, Seabrook

This six week program (July 12 -Aug 16) is designed to help parents promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behaviors and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior through discussion, while children play onsite with a child care provider. Parents and their children will reunite for a light lunch during the last 30 minutes. Appropriate for parents and children ages 0-6. Facilitated by Rachel Kradin.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Jul 19 @ 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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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Pearls of Wisdom for Positive Parenting

Tuesday, Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This two-week workshop will address evidence-based strategies used in Active Parenting and Positive Solutions for Parents that have been effective in supporting parents to decrease challenging behaviors and increase positive behaviors exhibited by their children. We will also discuss ideas and resources for improving positive relationships between parents and their children. Facilitated by Pamela Miller Sallett, MSEd, ECMP-Workshop Trainer.

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