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Families First Health & Support Center

100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth
603-422-8209

March 2019

Free

Family Fun Night

Monday, Mar 25 @ 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: ~ May 27th: No FFN (Memorial Day) ~ June 3rd: Homemade Play Dough ~ June 10th: Fun w/ Paper Airplanes ~ June 17th: Outdoor Fun & Ice Cream Party!  

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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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April 2019

Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Apr 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Apr 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

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Morning programs cancelled

Wednesday, Apr 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Terrific Twos play time, and the Rochester and Exeter Health Clinics will not be held today.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Teaching Self-Regulation

Thursday, Apr 11 @ 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, Apr 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 self-soothe and make positive choices. Facilitated by Patrice Baker and Parkie Boley

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Free (includes child care with advance signup

Co-Parenting Support Group

Wednesday, Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 8, 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. The Co-Parenting Support Group…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

IEP: Putting it All Together

Tuesday, Apr 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. Binders and divider tabs will be provided with advanced sign up.  This workshop will be facilitated by Gina Apgar and JoAnn Clement.

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May 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Tuesday, May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday evenings, May 7 and 14, 6 p.m.
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Tired of having to repeat things 20 times? Do you wish your child would just listen and cooperate!? In this two-part series (May 7 & 14), parents will find out how to connect with their children while maintaining authority and providing guidance. Come discover some of the best strategies for getting cooperation, setting limits and consequences, defusing outbursts, and teaching kids to solve their own problems. Based on the best-selling book with the same title by Adele Faber and Elaine…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Teaching Personal Body Safety

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

Learn how to talk to your child about personal body safety in a non-alarming, everyday way. We will discuss the facts about child sexual abuse, what situations put your child at risk, and how to strengthen your child’s awareness of boundaries and safety rules. Facilitated by Erika Skoglund, Violence Prevention Educator from HAVEN.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

What is a ‘Normal’ Adolescent?

Tuesday, May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parents of tweens and teens: Don't despair. Come find out what's considered "normal" adolescent behavior. Understand the developing adolescent brain, and use this information to build more patience and compassion in your interactions with your tween/teen. Leave with a better idea of what can help and what can harm your relationship with your adolescent.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Ages and Stages

Thursday, May 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 30, 2019

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

Understanding child development helps us develop appropriate expectations for our children’s behaviors and skills. This knowledge can also alert us to the areas where our children may need additional support. We will share a developmental screening tool for parents to use with their children. (we will follow up and score the assessments on May 30th) Facioitated by Parkie Boley and Patrice Baker.

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Free

Communicating without Arguing or Attitude

Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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

You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to! Communicating and connecting with our tweens and teens can be challenging, but this life phase has an upside too. We will explore ideas for becoming more aware and understanding of our teenagers and ourselves, and helping tweens / teens navigate their emotions and relationships.

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June 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Successful Sibling Relationships

Tuesday, Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

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

Sibling rivalry, personality clashes, different ages and needs….all of these things contribute to conflicts between siblings (and headaches for parents)! In this two-part series, we will explore strategies for understanding and managing sibling issues, and helping children develop empathy, conflict resolution, communication and problem solving skills—leading to more positive interactions with their siblings and playmates. Please make every effort to attend both sessions. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

What is Mindfulness?

Thursday, Jun 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Can the practicing mindfulness help us stay calm as we deal with the day to day challenges of parenting? Can mindfulness improve our focus and mood? How does it increase contentment and decrease the need for control? Jacqueline Fifield will lead this workshop introducing parents to the benefits of developing a mindfulness practice for ourselves and our children.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Summer Survival Kit

Tuesday, Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Summer fun and relaxation is possible!  We will focus on local resources and ideas for playing together, establishing healthy summer routines, and the importance self-care for parents - all with the goal of creating a satisfying summer for you and your kids. Facilitated by Peggy Meyers

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Summer Reading Success

Tuesday, Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Summer is a time of relaxation, rest, and…reading together! Parents who read to their children every day and talk about what they are reading help their kids succeed in school. Join us and learn about simple things you can do to spark your child’s love of reading this summer. Facilitated by Maureen Donnelly, M. Ed, Curriculum Manager, TobiiDynavox.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup

How to Help Your Screaming Toddler

Thursday, Jun 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Does your toddler cry, whine and scream for everything? What is the best way to respond to these challenging behaviors? This discussion will offer strategies for dealing with tantrums during the toddler years based on the work of author and educator, Janet Lansbury. Facilitated by Parkie Boley,

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July 2019

$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Jul 1 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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)

“No-Drama Discipline”

Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

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

This 7-week series (July 12 - August 13) introduces parents to the communication and discipline strategies from No-Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. We will look at how we react to our kids’ misbehavior and learn ways to strengthen relationships and resolve conflicts with our kids. Call to reserve a book for $5 while supplies last! And if you don’t read the chapter each week, you are welcome to join the discussion—where we will highlight the important…

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No Family Center programs today

Thursday, Jul 4
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Friday, Jul 5, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Progress, Not Perfection

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

Shaming, inconsistency and negativity are not good for our kids, and yet we all fall into these patterns at times. It is never too late to become the parent you want to be. This discussion is based on the work of author and educator Janet Lansbury. Led by Patrice Baker.  (This is part of an ongoing series that meets every Thursday morning and alternates between focused discussions around a topic -- such as "Progress, Not Perfection" -- and unstructured conversation…

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Jul 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

Parent Recharge meets the first and third Thursday mornings (September 5 & 19 and October 3 & 17) featuring unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, there are focused discussions around a specific topic. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: August 22: Parenting Bravely. Dr. Brené Brown is a professor and researcher who has a lot to teach…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Jul 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Jul 22 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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

Babytime

Tuesday, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

“No-Drama Discipline”

Tuesday, Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

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

This 7-week series (July 12 - August 13) introduces parents to the communication and discipline strategies from No-Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. We will look at how we react to our kids’ misbehavior and learn ways to strengthen relationships and resolve conflicts with our kids. Call to reserve a book for $5 while supplies last! And if you don’t read the chapter each week, you are welcome to join the discussion—where we will highlight the important…

Find out more »
$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Jul 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Jul 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

The Power of Positivity

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

Do you need help finding more happiness and joy in parenting -- and in life? Learn strategies (scientifically proven) for developing a more positive outlook... and explore ideas for encouraging kids to do the same. Based on the findings of researcher and author, Shawn Achor. Led by Patrice Baker. (This is part of an ongoing series that meets every Thursday morning and alternates between focused discussions around a topic -- such as "The Power of Positivity" -- and unstructured conversation…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Jul 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Jul 29 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

“No-Drama Discipline”

Tuesday, Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

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

This 7-week series (July 12 - August 13) introduces parents to the communication and discipline strategies from No-Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. We will look at how we react to our kids’ misbehavior and learn ways to strengthen relationships and resolve conflicts with our kids. Call to reserve a book for $5 while supplies last! And if you don’t read the chapter each week, you are welcome to join the discussion—where we will highlight the important…

Find out more »
$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Jul 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Jul 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

Find out more »

August 2019

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Aug 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fifth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

Parent Recharge meets every Thursday morning and alternates between focused discussions around a specific topic and unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: July 4: No group July 18: Open discussion. Relax and recharge. July 11: Progress, not Perfection. Shaming, inconsistency and negativity are not good for our kids, and yet we all fall into these patterns at times.…

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Free

Caregiver Group

Thursday, Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Aug 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Aug 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Aug 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Aug 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

Find out more »
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

“No-Drama Discipline”

Tuesday, Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

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

This 7-week series (July 12 - August 13) introduces parents to the communication and discipline strategies from No-Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. We will look at how we react to our kids’ misbehavior and learn ways to strengthen relationships and resolve conflicts with our kids. Call to reserve a book for $5 while supplies last! And if you don’t read the chapter each week, you are welcome to join the discussion—where we will highlight the important…

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NH Medicaid Health Fair

Wednesday, Aug 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Come learn about your NH Medicaid options. You have the option to choose a new Medicaid plan during August. 3 NH Medicaid providers (Wellsense, AmeriHealth Caritas and NH Healthy Families) will be here to answer your questions. Get expert help to choose the best plans for yourself and your family.

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Aug 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Bravely

Thursday, Aug 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

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

Dr. Brené Brown is a professor and researcher who has a lot to teach us about courage, shame, vulnerability and empathy. In this two-part class (August 8 and August 22), we will listen to and discuss her Ted Talks and interviews, and walk away with ideas and inspiration for “parenting bravely.” Led by Patrice Baker. (This is part of an ongoing series that meets every Thursday morning and alternates between focused discussions around a topic -- such as "Parenting Bravely"…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Aug 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Aug 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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

Babytime

Tuesday, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

“No-Drama Discipline”

Tuesday, Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

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

This 7-week series (July 12 - August 13) introduces parents to the communication and discipline strategies from No-Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. We will look at how we react to our kids’ misbehavior and learn ways to strengthen relationships and resolve conflicts with our kids. Call to reserve a book for $5 while supplies last! And if you don’t read the chapter each week, you are welcome to join the discussion—where we will highlight the important…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Aug 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Aug 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Aug 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fifth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

Parent Recharge meets every Thursday morning and alternates between focused discussions around a specific topic and unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: July 4: No group July 18: Open discussion. Relax and recharge. July 11: Progress, not Perfection. Shaming, inconsistency and negativity are not good for our kids, and yet we all fall into these patterns at times.…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Aug 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Aug 19 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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

Babytime

Tuesday, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Back to School Routines

Tuesday, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Routines create a strong family foundation. They provide kids with consistency and a sense of security, and they are especially important during times of transition—like the back to school season. Learn how you can help your child succeed by creating structure, setting limits, identifying strengths and using logical consequences. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik.

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Bravely

Thursday, Aug 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

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

Dr. Brené Brown is a professor and researcher who has a lot to teach us about courage, shame, vulnerability and empathy. In this two-part class (August 8 and August 22), we will listen to and discuss her Ted Talks and interviews, and walk away with ideas and inspiration for “parenting bravely.” Led by Patrice Baker. (This is part of an ongoing series that meets every Thursday morning and alternates between focused discussions around a topic -- such as "Parenting Bravely"…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Aug 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

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No Family Center programs this week

Monday, Aug 26 - Friday, Aug 30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

With the exception of Mother-to-Mother Connections and Sober Parenting Journey, which will still be held, there will be no playgroups, parent support groups or parenting classes held this week.  See you after Labor Day.

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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September 2019

Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Sep 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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

Babytime

Tuesday, Sep 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Understanding Anxiety

Tuesday, Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Starting a new school year can trigger feelings of stress and anxiety in parents and children.  These feelings can negatively impact children’s academic functioning and social and family relationships. Mimi Hallowell, MSW at Families First, will help us understand the cycle of anxiety and how it affects adults and children.  We will learn practical coping skills to help manage anxiety.

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Sep 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Sep 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics

Thursday, Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Offered on Sept. 5, 2019; Dec. 5, 2019; and April 2, 2020
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

All expectant parents are invited to this  free class to prepare you for breastfeeding your baby. Manya Jennings, RN, IBCLC (a registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) will teach the class. She is the nurse in Families First's prenatal program, will teach the class. To register, call Manya at (603) 422-8208 ext. 3108. Meets in the Parent Room at Families First.

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Free

Caregiver Group

Thursday, Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Sep 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Sep 9 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to 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 while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

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

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to 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 while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Sep 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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Canceled: Co-Parent Support Group

Wednesday, Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group will resume next month, October 9. A guided support group for parents who need 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)

Toilet Learning Made Easier

Thursday, Sep 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Before the next battle over the toilet, arm yourself with information and support from parents who have lived through potty training. Find out how to tell when children are really ready, and how to work with them, not against them. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Sep 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Sep 16 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to 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 while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

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

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to 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 while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Sep 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Sep 18 @ 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 closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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…

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Sep 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

Parent Recharge meets the first and third Thursday mornings (September 5 & 19 and October 3 & 17) featuring unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, there are focused discussions around a specific topic. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: August 22: Parenting Bravely. Dr. Brené Brown is a professor and researcher who has a lot to teach…

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