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October 2018

Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 23 @ 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)

Active Parenting

Tuesday, Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

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

This 4-week series for parents of school-aged children is being held in our Portsmouth location, (100 Campus Dr.) on Tuesday evenings (except October 30 for Halloween). Parents will learn how to win cooperation, teach values and responsibility and reduce power struggles at home. We will explore – through discussion, activities and videos — some of the most effective parenting techniques, and help you identify strategies that will work for your family. You are welcome to attend any or all of…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Full: Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m.,
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

NOTE: This session is full.  Please fill add yourself to the wait list to be notified the next time the group 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…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Go to Sleep!

Thursday, Oct 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Baby not sleeping through the night? Child resisting bedtime? Teen not getting enough sleep? These aren't good for anyone, child or parent. They can result in cranky behavior, difficulty getting through the day, poor sleep habits and stressed relationships. Yet it's hard for overtired parents to make a plan and carry it out on their own. Let us help. With Randy Tallent, Child Development Specialist.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Your Teen

Thursday, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Thursday, Dec 20, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

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

Meets October 25, November 8 & 29 and December 13. 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…

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No Parenting Class tonight

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

November 2018

Free

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Nov 1 @ 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

Thursday, Nov 8 @ 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, Nov 14 @ 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 meets on the Second Wednesday of each month. 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…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Nov 15 @ 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)

Rochester Sober Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, happening 14 times

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)

Parenting Class

Tuesday, Nov 20 @ 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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