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Community Education

CPR Class

Date: 03/18/2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MCH Main Campus

Wednesday, March 18 (English)   

Cost:  $20.00 per person       

This course in Pediatric CPR teaches parents, grandparents and caregivers how to administer CPR to infants, children and adults.   Please call 305-662-8282 to register.


Community Education

Sleep Workshop for Parents

Date: 03/20/2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

MCH Main Campus
Auditorium Classroom A and B

Friday, March 20

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cost: Free with registration

Join us to gain expert advice from certified Gentle Sleep Coach Jessica Sawicki regarding your baby's sleep.  This intereactive presentation will provide tips on how to instill healthy sleep habits for your infants and toddlers.  Topics will include background and basics of sleep, sleep training your infant and helping toddlers transistion from crib to bed.  For more information or to register please call 305-662-8282 or e-mail wendy.johnson@mch.com.


Community Education

CPR Class

Date: 03/23/2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Babies R Us
8755 SW 24 Street

Monday, March 23

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost:  $20.00 per person

Certified American Heart Association instructors from Miami Children’s Hospital will teach Infant, Child and Adult CPR and use of an AED.  The course will also teach what to do if an infant, child or adult is choking.  Please call 305-662-8282 to register.


Community Education

Heartsaver CPR and Pediatric First Aid Course

Date: 03/26/2015
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

MCH Training Center
6101 Blue Lagoon Drive

Thursday, March 26

8:30 am - 12:00 pm CPR

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm First Aid

Cost:  $90 per person

This course is designed for childcare and foster care workers, teachers, camp counselors and coaches.  Parents with young children and adolescents are also highly encouraged to attend.  This course will give you the education and confidence you need to effectively care for children in an emergency until professional help arrives.  Topics include:  first aid basics, medical emergencies and CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Participants will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and Pediatric First Aid Course Completion Card.   Please call 305-662-8282 to register.


Lactation Class

Date: 04/29/2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

MCH Dan Marino Center
2900 South Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL

Wednesday, April 29

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost:  Free with registration

This class is designed for expectant mothers, breastfeeding mothers and families.   Fatima Gonzalez, Lactation Specialist will discuss the importance of breastfeeding.  Topics will include breastfeeding basics, pumping, diet, medications and storage and handling of breast milk.  To register, please e-mail wendy.johnson@mch.com or call 305-662-8282. 


Community Education

The Early Years: A Parenting Skills Group

MCH Main Campus
Department of Psychiatry (2nd Floor)

Fridays   

9:00 am - 10:00 am

(Five Sessions)

This group is designed for parents and caregivers of children under the age of 10.   The group will provide participants the opportunity to interact with other parents who are facing similar issues.  The class will offer techniques and strategies that will increase child cooperation and compliance as well as help develop and nourish a postive parent-child relationship.  Cost is $125 per family. Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or ext. 8503 to register.


Community Education

Calm Kids

MCH Main Campus

Join us for group therapy to learn strategies for taking control over your anxiety symptoms.  Cope with fears and worries, identify anxiety triggers, learn to relax your mind and body to maximize your self-confidence. Children would be expected to attend a 60 minute intake session with an experienced therapist.  Lessons are provided for parents to support their children's emotions.   Groups will meet once a week for six weeks.  Please call 305-669-6503 for more information.   Insurance is accepted.


Community Education

The Adolescent Years: A Parenting Skills Group

MCH Main Campus
Department of Psychiatry (2nd Floor)

Thursdays

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

(Five Sessions)

This group for parents and caregivers of adolescents who seek to improve the relationship with their children.  The program will provide participants the opportunity to interact with other parents who are faciing similar issues.   The group will offer techniques and strategies that will increase adolecent cooperation and compliance, as well as help develop and nourish a postive parent-child relationship.    Cost is $125 per family.   For more informaton or to register please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or ext. 8503.


Community Education

The New Normal: An Introduction to Diabetes Management

MCH Main Campus

Fridays

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This group is for children ages 5-16 years old with a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus.   The program will provide children and teens education for better management of diabetes in a fun, interative group environment. Parents will be be provided with suggestions to use at home to support their child's health.  Cost is $100 per child/teenager.  Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or 8503 to register.


Community Education

Iron Fingertips: A Group for Teens Struggling with Type 1 Diabetes Care

MCH Main Campus

Fridays

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This group is designed for teens diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus who need to increase diabetes care in a healthy and adaptive manner.   Education is provided for better diabetes management in a fun interactive group environment.  Cost is $100 per child/teenager.  Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 8503 or 3539 for more information.


Community Education

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Miami Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue (Franjo Road)

First Saturday of each month

TThis group was designed to educate and promote awareness of fibromyalgia to and provide support for all people touched by this disease.

 Please contact Maria Vazquez at 305-898-1899 or fibromiami@gmail.com for more information.


Community Education

F.O.C.U.S. Program

MCH Main Campus

Understand the meaning and trreatment of ADHD.  This group will assist with managing feelings, developing organizationsal skills, maximizing concentration abilities, understanding the meaning and treatment of ADHD and how to socialize well with others.  Parents will be provided with lessons on how to manage their chidlren's behavior.  The group will meet one a week for six weeks.  Please call 305-669-6503 to schedule an intake session.  Insurance is accepted.


Community Education

Diabetes Teen Support Group

Second Wednesday of each month

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

MCH Main Campus

Our diabetes teen support group is open to those with type 1 diabetes ages 13 to 17.  Topics of discussion will include the latest in diabetes research to the latest in insulin pump therapy and suggestions from the group.  Our primary goal is to network and assist others with this condition as well as educate the community on type 1 diabetes.  There is no cost to attend.  Registration is required.  Please call Angelica Donado at 786-624-4527 or e-mail angelica.donato@mch.com for  further information.


Superflex: A Social Skills Group for Children with Autism

Miami Children’s Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
2nd Floor 3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue

Wednesdays

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Led by Superflex and a group of his comic book friends, this eight week group therapy program is designed for children ages 7 to 12 who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  Superflex:  A Superhero Social Thinking Program provides a cognitive-behavioral curriculum to help children become aware of themselves and their social behaviors.  Over the course of the eight-week series children learn social vocabulary, how to be flexible in social situations, ways to increase self-awareness and strategies to self-monitor.  Parents who are interested in this program for their child will need to attend an in-take evaluation prior to the start of the program.  For more information or to register please contact Stefany Peralta at 305-669-6503 or email Stephany.Peralta@mch.com. Most insurance is accepted.  Please check with your provider for more details.


Community Education

Swimming Lessons

Dan Marino Center
2900 South Commerce Way
Weston, FL

Knowing how to swim saves lives.  Swimming and water safety lessons are offered by a trained instructor for babies as young as 6 months to adolescents up to 21 years.   For more details, or to register please call 954-385-6295 or email aquatics@mch.com.