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311 Route 108, Somersworth
603-422-8209

March 2018

Postponed: Somersworth Active Parenting

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Please note this class will now begin on March 14, and run through April 18. This 6-week series is being held in our Somersworth location (311 Route 108, Somersworth) on Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. from March 7 through April 11. Parents will learn how to win cooperation, teach values and responsibility and reduce power struggles at home. Join other parents to explore some of the most effective parenting techniques and find the ones that will work for your family. For…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Somersworth Active Parenting: Full

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. on 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11.
Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Please note: this class is full. If you wish to be contacted for the next parenting class offered in Somersworth, sign up below for the wait list. This 6-week series is being held in our Somersworth location (311 Route 108, Somersworth) on Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. from March 7 through April 18. Parents will learn how to win cooperation, teach values and responsibility and reduce power struggles at home. Join other parents to explore some of the most effective parenting techniques…

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May 2018

Free (NO child care available for this group)

Postponed: Somersworth Co-Parenting Group

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Due to a schedule conflict, this group will begin June 21. Rebecca Buell Lavoie, CFM from Olive Branch Mediation leads a guided support group for parents looking for support around co-parenting.  PLEASE NOTE: There is NO child care available for this group.  If you require child care, please see if there is room in the Portsmouth group (see calendar for dates).   The group will cover these topics: * information about how parental conflict impacts children * how to choose children…

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June 2018

Free (NO child care available for this group)

Cancelled: Somersworth Co-Parenting Support Group

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Due to low enrollment, this group will not be held June 21.  We will reconvene in the Fall. Rebecca Buell Lavoie, CFM from Olive Branch Mediation leads a guided support group for parents looking for support around co-parenting.  PLEASE NOTE: There is NO child care available for this group.  If you require child care, please see if there is room in the Portsmouth group (see calendar for dates).   The group will cover these topics: * information about how parental conflict…

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January 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Active Parenting (Somersworth)

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

This 5-week series for parents of school-aged children  (Thursdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 7) is being held in our Somersworth location, (311 Route 108). We will explore – through discussion, activities and videos — some of the most effective parenting techniques, and help you reduce power struggles at home by identifying strategies that will work for your family. We encourage parents to attend all of the sessions if possible. January 10: Parenting styles January 17: Responsibility and discipline January 24: Building courage…

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March 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Somersworth: Teaching Self-Regulation

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

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

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Somersworth: Keeping Your Cool

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Keeping Your Cool: Anger Help for Everyday Parenting will help you find ways to reduce and handle anger so you can be the parent you want to be. March 21: This session will focus on understanding how anger works and the ways it can impact our health, lives and relationships. We will identify common personal triggers and examine how past experiences with anger impact parenting styles. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik, MEd.~ March 28: In this session we will explore and…

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July 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

“No Bad Kids” (Somersworth)

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Are you repeating patterns from your own childhood? Do you want to be a different kind of parent for your children? This series (Thursdays, July 11-August 22) offers parents new ways to respond to misbehavior while nurturing respectful relationships with children. We will explore issues like boundaries, testing, and tantrums and discuss effective strategies outlined by Janet Lansbury in her book No Bad Kids. Call Patrice at 603-422-8209 to reserve your book for $5 while supplies last! And if you…

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September 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

No-Drama Discipline

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Note: The dates given for this program in the September "Family Focus" newsletter were incorrect. The dates shown here are correct. Held at Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth, this four-part series will help you think deeply about how you connect and communicate with your children and teens.  Activities and discussions will focus on: Strengthening relationships and resolving conflicts more peacefully Developing clear and consistent strategies for responding to misbehavior Understanding children’s brain development and using this information in everyday life…

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October 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Spotlight on Special Education

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

When all of the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Team members—including parents and school staff--have information about their roles, rights and responsibilities, they are able to work together more effectively. This workshop will provide parents with an "advocacy toolbox" of information, resources and strategies to help them support their children and navigate the special education process.  The session will include answers to parents' most frequently asked special education questions. Presented by Maureen Shields of the Parent Information Center.

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Free

Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristin and Johanna.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Positive Solutions for Families

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

This six-week program is designed to help parents promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behaviors and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior. The class will offer simple tools and clear solutions to parents of pre-school-aged children (ages 2 to 6). Participants are welcome to join in at any time throughout the series.

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November 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Raising Resilient Kids

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Part 1 of a two-week series. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stress or failure, and parents play a critical role in helping their kids develop this important skill set. Participants will learn strategies for guiding children and teens to tap into their own strengths and talents as they learn to deal with discomfort, take healthy risks, solve problems, and cope with challenges. Facilitated by Mandy Lancaster.

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Free

Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning (except Nov. 29, Dec. 27) at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristen and Johanna.

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December 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Raising Resilient Kids

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Part 2 A strong family provides a solid foundation for lifelong health and well-being. But what does a strong family look like? What kinds of positive family experiences will help your children grow and thrive? Join us for this discussion with practical suggestions for strengthening your family and raising resilient kids. Facilitated by Mandy Lancaster and Patrice Baker

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Free

Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning (except Nov. 29, Dec. 27) at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristen and Johanna.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Positivity is Possible

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Get ready to start the new year off with a more optimistic outlook, and teach your children to do the same. Brain research shows us that change is possible! We will discuss the power of labels, effective praise, building self esteem and developing “happiness habits” to practice at home.

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Free

Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning (except Nov. 29, Dec. 27) at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristen and Johanna.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Holidays, Traditions & Gratitude

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

During the first half of the evening, parents will discuss the importance of rituals and traditions in creating a strong family identity. We will also share ideas for cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” in our families. The kids will be next door having a light dinner. During the second part of the evening, parents and children together will make gifts to take home to share with loved ones.

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Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, Dec 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning (except Nov. 29, Dec. 27) at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristen and Johanna.

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January 2020

Free

Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, Jan 3 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning (except Nov. 29, Dec. 27) at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristen and Johanna.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Somersworth) (FULL!)

Thursday, Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 12 times

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

This class is FULL. Please click the green "add me to wait list" link below, and/or click here to learn about the next Parenting Journey series, being offered in Spring 2020 in Portsmouth. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course with hands-on activities and guided discussions that will help you develop knowledge and skills that support you as a parent and role model. All parents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what…

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Free

Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, Jan 10 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristin and Johanna.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Relative Caregiver Recharge

Monday, Jan 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Are you a grandparent or a relative caring for children? If so, you are not alone.  It is estimated that more than 13,000 grandparents in NH are raising grandchildren, and many feel they have no one to turn to for day to day support or helpful information. This monthly group (2nd Monday of each month) will provide a friendly, informal opportunity for relative caregivers and grandparents to connect and support one another and to learn more about available resources. Bring your successes, challenges, questions and ideas to share…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Somersworth) (FULL!)

Thursday, Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 12 times

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

This class is FULL. Please click the green "add me to wait list" link below, and/or click here to learn about the next Parenting Journey series, being offered in Spring 2020 in Portsmouth. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course with hands-on activities and guided discussions that will help you develop knowledge and skills that support you as a parent and role model. All parents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what…

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Free

Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, Jan 17 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristin and Johanna.

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