Parent & Family Programs

        

Families first offers free parenting classes and parent groups (with free child care!), as well as programs for parents and children together. Grandparent Recharge is a new group held on the first Monday of each month in Seabrook. For details and online signup, scroll down to see the next events or click on the calendar icon above to see the whole month.  For a PDF of the current Program Calendar, click in the Helpful Links section on the right.

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  • Teaching Self-Regulation

    Thursday, April 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    This class will be ideal for parents of preschool and elementary school children. Strong emotions can confuse and overwhelm our children, and teaching them skills to manage their emotions is an important task of parenting. In this two-part series, parents will explore hands-on activities to help children understand their emotions and triggers—and use strategies to...

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, April 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Friday mornings
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Preschool Playtime is held each Friday for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley....

  • Somersworth Family Morning Out

    Friday, April 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 14, 2019

    The Flanagan Center
    25 Bartlett Avenue, Somersworth

    Held each Friday morning (through June 14), at the Flanagan Center, 25 Bartlett Ave. in Somersworth, this group is for children ages birth to six, with their parents or other caregivers. Children explore age-appropriate crafts and other activities, have positive play with peers and adults, and enjoy songs, snacks and story time. Facilitators: Allison Dillon...

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, April 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    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. Facilitator: Parkie Boley....

  • Family Fun Night

    Monday, April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Weekly on Monday nights
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Monday is Family Fun Night! Join us to enjoy a family-style dinner and family-friendly activities, without the stress of making it happen. A fun, relaxing evening out for families who are experiencing stress. With Allison Dillon and friends. Planned Activities: ~ Apr. 22nd: No FFN (NH School vacation) ~ April 29th: Calm Down Glitter Jars...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, April 30 @ 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...

  • Babytime

    Tuesday, April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Held every Tuesday morning. Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children’s Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants’ motor, social/emotional, language and...

  • IEP: Putting it All Together

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

    Scrambling to find papers at the last minute for school meetings? We will provide tips on how to organize your child’s IEP and school documents. Being organized helps parents to effectively participate in school meetings. Bring your child’s IEP and related documents and join us for a guided work session to put it all together....

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Wednesday mornings
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley....

  • Sober Parenting Journey

    Wednesday, May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    This program is now full. If you are interested in attending future sessions, please fill out the sign up below to be wait listed. 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,...