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Jump Start

FREE 60 minute talk designed for parents whose children are not yet talking or just beginning to use words or phrases (6 months to 3 years of age).

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Ways to stimulate and expand children’s early speech and language skills.
  • Ways to elicit early vocalizations, words and phrases.
  • Examples of how feeding and drinking abilities impact speech production.

Taught by Nancy Hastings, MA, CCC, SLP

Comments:

  • “Nancy was bubbly and extremely informative.  And I love that she had a hand out, well organized.”
  • “Nancy was very engaging and I took home a lot of tips.”
  • “I found the information very helpful, on topic and appropriate.  I already used some techniques on my son today!  Nancy was knowledgeable, helpful, clear, concise, and gave out a take-away “cheat sheet” which was great!!!!”
  • “I was very happy with the talk.  Nancy was passionate about the subject, and clearly very knowledgeable.  She made it fun!
  • “Nancy was exceptional, knowledgeable, relative and very personable.  My husband and I enjoyed the class and came home with many realistic approaches to helping our son use words instead of motions to communicate.  I would recommend the class to not only parents, but grandparents and caregivers of toddlers.”

Cost:

The talk is FREE of charge

Registration:

The talk scheduled on June 9th is completely full so registration is CLOSED.

We can only offer the talk to families of our patients.

If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. How did you learn about the talk?
  2. What town do you reside in?
  3. How old is your child?
  4. Who is your child’s pediatrician?
  5. First and last name of attendees?
  6. Best phone number to contact you?
  7. What is your top concern that you would like to be addressed at the talk?

The next talk is on:

Asthma Education Talk

If your child has asthma you do not want to miss this talk led by Dr. Martha Small.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • What causes an asthma attack
  • Treatment for asthma
  • Managing your child’s asthma
  • How to avoid triggers
  • Take control of asthma with an Asthma Action Plan

Comments:

  • “It was a very good presentation, thanks.  I had the opportunity to ask questions which was valuable to me.”
  • “I thought the slide showing an asthmatic lung versus a normal lung was particularly effective.”
  • “I would recommend this webinar for anyone who has asthma or who has a loved one with the illness.  Thank you to Dr. Small.”
  • “Thanks for doing these great educational talks!  We needed information about the signs of asthma, and this was addressed.  I would absolutely recommend this talk to others.”

Cost:

FREE of charge

Registration:

We can only offer the talk to families of our patients. 

If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

 

  1. How did you learn about the talk?
  2. What town do you reside in?
  3. How old is your child?
  4. Who is your child’s pediatrician?
  5. First and last name of attendees?
  6. What is your top concern that you would like to be addressed at the talk?

Talk details:

Potty Training

Potty Training is a significant milestone for children and for parents.  It may not always be easy or fun, but it is necessary.  There is no “right” way to Potty Train or “right” age.  It is a new skill, so it requires time and patience.

Join us for a FREE 60 minute talk.

Topics discussed include:

  • Where to begin
  • Assessment of readiness
  • Times to avoid
  • Setbacks

Led by Lauren Pinto, APRN

 

Cost:

FREE of charge

 

Registration:

The Potty Training talk scheduled on June 18th is completely full so registration is CLOSED.  

If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. How did you learn about the talk?
  2. What town do you reside in?
  3. How old is your child?
  4. Who is your child’s pediatrician?
  5. First and last name of attendees?
  6. Best phone number to contact you?
  7. What is your top concern you would like to be addressed at the talk?

Talk Details:

Ready, Set, BABY

This class has transitioned to a virtual live conference platform until further notice as we continue to evaluate and manage the health and safety of our patients and visitors.

Ready, Set, BABY is a class for expectant parents to learn the basics of taking care of a newborn baby.  It is led by experienced pediatric nurses who make the class enjoyable and easy to understand by using both personal and clinical experience.  Some of the topics include:

  • What to expect at the hospital
  • Car seat safety
  • Infant feeding and sleep
  • Bathing and skincare
  • Home safety
  • Preparing for siblings
  • And more

It’s a great idea to take time to prepare for the big change’s babies bring by taking our Ready, Set, BABY class.

Comments:

  • “I found the class to be very informative and helpful.  Katie was amazing, knowledgeable and explained everything well.  She answered all my questions.  I would totally recommend this class to friends.”
  • Thank you for setting up a virtual class!  Jaime did a great job, was very informative, and open to questions!  
  • I thought the class was very informative and helpful.  Katie was knowledgeable and her sense of humor helped to keep the flow lighthearted.  I thought it was helpful that she went over the schedule of visits for the first two years and provided a little overview of the care to be expected.  I would definitely recommend this class to others!
  • It was a good class and Katie was very knowledgeable.  We’re looking forward to using PHA when our girls arrive!
  • Katie was very good at explaining everything and also relating it to real life events.  I think by her being real and honest about certain topic or things she has experienced helped a lot with understanding.
  • The class was great, very good for husbands!

Cost:

The class is FREE of charge

 

Future Class Dates:

  • More dates will be added

We recommend taking the class 1 to 2 months prior to your due date so the information is fresh in your mind when the baby arrives.

Registration:

Please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. What class date are you interested in attending?
  2. Your first and last name
  3. How did you learn about the class?
  4. When is your due date?
  5. Who is your OB?
  6. Is this your first child?
  7. What town do you live in

Next Class is on:

CPR Training

Please Note: As a precaution against the spread of the Coronavirus, we are suspending this class until further notice.

There is no better time than right now to learn the techniques that can be used to save lives. Accidents can happen no matter where you are, whether it’s in the workplace, at home, school, or even on vacation.  When you run into these situations, wouldn’t you like to be prepared instead of standing around wondering what to do?

If you have children, think about the accidents that they have and all of the potential dangers they face each day.  This is why everyone should enroll in some type of CPR training.

This American Heart Association CPR training is designed for young adults and adults who want to learn and practice CPR training for infants, children and adults.

The class will teach you the confidence and skills you will need to save a life in a real emergency situation.

Knowing CPR, starting CPR, and calling 911 is the key to help saving lives!  Prepare yourself and your family before an emergency.

This class is taught by trained professional, Maryfrances DeSteno, APRN, CS, CCRN.  It’s perfect for new parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies who want to learn how to protect their family and friends.

Effective CPR, provided immediately, can double a victim’s chance of survival!

Cost:

$60.00 per person

Registration:

Please send an email to pha.cpr24@yahoo.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. Name of class you are interested in registering for?
  2. Name of child/person to register (first and last name)?
  3. Age of child/person?
  4. Best contact phone number?
  5. Which PHA office is your home office?
  6. Are you a medical professional?

Due to the high volume of messages we receive, it may take up to 48 hours before you receive a response.

Next class is on:

 

Mommy, Daddy and Me Networking Group

Please Note: As a precaution against the spread of the Coronavirus, we are suspending this group until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please email the organizer at register@phagroup.com with any questions.

In support of our commitment to the well-being of all our patients and families we created the Mommy, Daddy & Me Networking Group for new moms, dads and their babies (birth to 6 months).

This is an informal hour of Q & A and age appropriate topics hosted by one of our healthcare professionals.  It is an opportunity to meet other new parents and their babies at the same stage of life to compare notes, share laughter and experiences.  The clinician will address a variety of topics in a safe, nonjudgmental environment, bringing their compassion, humor, personal and clinical expertise to the conversation.

The group meets EVERY Friday in our Fairfield Center office. We hope you enjoy this time to share experiences, concerns and have your questions answered.

Cost:

The group is FREE of charge.

Registration:

If interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. First and last name of your child
  2. Your child’s date of birth
  3. Your child’s pediatrician
  4. Name of town you reside in
  5. Date you wish to join the group

Group Meets Next On:

 

Breastfeeding 101

Please Note: As a precaution against the spread of the Coronavirus, we are suspending this class until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please email the organizer at register@phagroup.com with any questions.

Lactation classes are taught by our Certified Lactation Consultant, Dominique Harper, PA.  This class is designed to provide parents with an understanding of the advantages and benefits of breastfeeding.  It teaches the basic mechanisms of breastfeeding pertaining to latch, milk supply and pumping. You will learn how to breastfeed:

  • frequency of feed
  • duration of feed
  • feeding dues
  • feeding log
  • weight gain
  • maintaining an adequate milk supply

This class will not answer every question.  You will learn to breastfeed, just as you learn to parent, a little at a time.  We are here for you each step of the way.

Comments:

  • “The class provided the information I expected.  The explanations were straight forward and helpful.  I would recommend this class to others.  I would also encourage new moms to bring their support partners with them.  One of the more valuable aspects was level setting with my husband so he understands the commitment that breastfeeding is.”
  • Me and my husband both thoroughly enjoyed the class!!!  She was amazing.”
  • “I enjoyed last night’s class.  It was very informative.  I liked how Dominique kept asking if we had questions.”
  • Dominique had a lot of information to share.  She was able to answer all our questions.  It was great that she is right within the practice, which is reassuring if an issue should arise.”
  • “As a first time mom I crave all the information and it was great to get it from a reliable source.”
  • Dominique provided real-life experiences and joked about certain things to make it more conversational.  The topics were all about questions I had going into the session.  It was very informative and would recommend it!!”

Cost:

Class is FREE of charge

Future Class Dates:

This class is offered EVERY month, however we do alternate hosting the class between our Stratford office and Fairfield Center Office to make it convenient for as many first time parents as possible.

  • May 5th in our Fairfield office from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Registration:

If interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. What class date are you interested in attending?
  2. Your first and last name
  3. How did you learn about the class?
  4. When is your due date?
  5. Who is your OB/GYN?
  6. Is this your first child?
  7. What town do you live in?
  8. Will anyone be joining you for the class?

Next class is on:

Babysitter’s Safety Class

Please Note: As a precaution against the spread of the Coronavirus, we are suspending this class until further notice.

This class will give you the skills and confidence you need to be a wonderful babysitter!  This is a must for all babysitters!  The 2 hour class will provide basic information about:

  • infant and child care
  • safety
  • what to do in case of an emergency
  • CPR for infants and children
  • first aid
  • activity planning

For current 11 year olds and older.

A 2 year certification from the American Heart Association will be awarded upon completion of the class.

The class is taught by a CPR certified instructor.

Cost:

$60.00 per person

Registration:

Please send an email to pha.cpr24@yahoo.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. First and last name of child
  2. Age of child
  3. Best contact phone number
  4. Which PHA office is your home office?

Due to the high volume of messages we receive, it may take up to 48 hours before you receive a response.

Next class is on:

 

Guided Meditation Class

Please Note: As a precaution against the spread of the Coronavirus, we are suspending this class until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please email the organizer at krissy.dorn@yahoo.com with any questions.

Meditation for Parents and Parents to be!

Join us on a journey of discovery and self care.

Meditation can remove stress and replace it with a dose of inner peace.  It’s one of the best tools we have to balance our emotions, deal with physical and psychological distress, and promote the peace of the present moment.  But it can be tough to meditate without a teacher or guide in our modern world.  Enter guided meditations.  Meditating on your own requires some effort, while guided meditations literally walk you through a meditation and help you find a calm and peaceful state – one step at a time.  Whether you’re looking for an introduction to meditation or already have some experience meditating, you are welcome in this class.  Each week will have a unique theme.  Class will run 45 minutes long allowing time for stress reduction, meditation, and feedback.

Taught by Krissy Dorn Reiki Master/Energy Practitioner

Cost:

$50.00 person for 5-week program

Classes will be held on:

  • More dates coming soon

Registration:

If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to krissy.dorn@yahoo.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. How did you learn about the class?
  2. First and last name of attendees?
  3. Best contact number to reach you?

 

First class this session is on: