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February 2019

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Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 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

Keeping Your Cool

Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

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

Keeping Your Cool: Anger Help for Everyday Parenting will help you find ways to reduce and handle anger so you can be the parent you want to be. February 5: This session will focus on understanding how anger works and the ways it can impact our health, lives and relationships. We will identify common personal triggers and examine how past experiences with anger impact parenting styles. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik, MEd.~ February 12: In this session we will explore and…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

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

Co-Parenting Support Group

Wednesday, Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

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

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 changing phases of life and on special occasions Advance signup is required. 

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Feb 21 @ 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)

Raising Resilient Kids

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

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stress or failure, and parents play a critical role in helping their kids develop this important skill set. Mandy Lancaster, MSW will share strategies for guiding our children and teens to tap into their own strengths and talents as they learn to deal with discomfort, take healthy risks, solve problems, and cope with challenges.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Healthy Eating

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

Healthy eating and good mealtime behaviors. Is your child a picky eater? Is mealtime a constant battle?  This workshop will provide strategies and ideas to providide healthy, stress free meals to your children, from toddlers to teenagers. Facilitated by Laura Long, pediatric nutrition counselor at Concord Hospital.

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March 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Grandparent Recharge Group

Monday, Mar 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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The first Monday each month through June 2019, from 9:30-11 a.m.
Seacoast Youth Services,
867 Lafayette Road, Seabrook

Are you a grandparent providing care for your grandchildren? If so, you are not alone. Over 10,000 children are living in grandparent-headed households in NH. This monthly group will provide resources, information and support for grandparents. Child care is provided with advance sign-up and transportation assistance is available. Facilitated by Sarah Jones and Patrice Baker

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Parenting Class

Tuesday, Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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.  You may opt to be added to the wait list. You may also sign up for our Family Focus newsletter to get announcements by email.

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Mar 7 @ 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)

Are You Mis-Lead?

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

Educate yourself as to where lead can be found in our environment; How only trace amounts can negatively impact your child’s development; What the symptoms of lead poisoning are, and what you can do to protect your child. Facilitated by Gail Coppins Gettens, MS from the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at the Division of Public Health Services.

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