Parent & Family Programs

Online Groups & Family Support

Looking for support, information and inspiration as a parent, grandparent, relative caregiver or foster parent?

During the Covid19 outbreak we cannot offer on-site programs, but we are still here to support you.

Online groups – We offer a rotating schedule of parenting classes, groups, and individual sessions using the Zoom app.. See calendar of online programs  or tap the purple button for details.  Contact Patrice with any questions.

ParentsConnect Facebook group. Our private Facebook group is full of resources, information and support. You are not alone! All parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to join this online community.

Phone and email support. Family Center staff are available if you need help finding resources for your family or you have a parenting question or concern. Call and  leave a message, and we will get back to you within 24 hours, or the next business day: (603) 422-8209. Or email us anytime:  PatriceParkie.

We also offer home visiting and a monthly Family Focus e-newsletter.

On-Site Parent & Family Programs

Although our on-site programs are suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, below you can see information about what we have offered in the past, and hope to offer again. Most programs are free and include free child care (with advance signup). You, and your children, are warmly welcome at all our programs. Contact Patrice by email or at 603-422-8209 for help creating a Parent Education Plan to meet your individual needs.

Parenting Classes and Support Groups

Playgroups & Family Programs

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

We don’t have a printed calendar right now due to the limited programs being offered during the Covid19 pandemic. Please check out our virtual parent groups.

COMING UP NEXT

  • Parenting Journey (online)

    Wednesday, Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020

    Online
    Online

    Parenting Journey is a 12-week program with activities and guided discussions to help parents learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other as they gain insights about the ways that...

  • Parenting Journey in Recovery

    Friday, Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, Dec 18, 2020

    Online
    Online

    This 14 week program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path to strengthen recovery, accept personal responsibility, and take positive actions while facing the daily challenges of living with addiction. This program will help you: ✓ Identify strengths and increase your resiliency...

  • Parenting Journey (online)

    Wednesday, Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020

    Online
    Online

    Parenting Journey is a 12-week program with activities and guided discussions to help parents learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other as they gain insights about the ways that...

  • Parenting Journey in Recovery

    Friday, Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, Dec 18, 2020

    Online
    Online

    This 14 week program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path to strengthen recovery, accept personal responsibility, and take positive actions while facing the daily challenges of living with addiction. This program will help you: ✓ Identify strengths and increase your resiliency...

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Oct 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does...

  • Parenting Journey (online)

    Wednesday, Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020

    Online
    Online

    Parenting Journey is a 12-week program with activities and guided discussions to help parents learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other as they gain insights about the ways that...

  • Parenting Journey in Recovery

    Friday, Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, Dec 18, 2020

    Online
    Online

    This 14 week program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path to strengthen recovery, accept personal responsibility, and take positive actions while facing the daily challenges of living with addiction. This program will help you: ✓ Identify strengths and increase your resiliency...

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Oct 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does...

  • Positive Solutions for Families (online)

    Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Meets Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, Oct. 13 thru Nov. 17
    Online
    Online

    This six-week series for parents of young children will help parents understand their children’s problem behaviors and promote their social and emotional skills, which are so important for  happiness and success in school and in life.  We will discuss a wide range of positive approaches that support children’s self-regulation and appropriate behaviors. This series offers...

  • Parenting Journey (online)

    Wednesday, Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020

    Online
    Online

    Parenting Journey is a 12-week program with activities and guided discussions to help parents learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other as they gain insights about the ways that...